Portage Canal

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Shovels and wheelbarrows were used to begin digging the Portage Canal in 1838. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took over and completed it in 1876. It was 2.3 miles long, 75 feet wide, 7 feet deep, providing a connection between the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. Large boats used the canal until the early 1900s. It is now open to limited canoe travel. Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail borders the canal.
  • Features
    • Disabled Access
    • On Water
  • State Historic Sign Site
    • Yes
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Wisconsin History

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Downtown Walking Tour 6/05/2021 Portage - 0.09 miles away
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Taste of Portage Market Fair 8/27/2021 - 8/28/2021 Portage - 0.16 miles away
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Friendship Village Celebrates Zona Gale 8/21/2021 Portage - 0.18 miles away
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Skateboard Art Exhibit 8/06/2021 - 8/27/2021 Portage - 0.2 miles away
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Peter Pan Youth Theatre Production 8/13/2021 - 8/15/2021 Portage - 0.2 miles away
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Portage City Flea Market 6/26/2021 Portage - 0.7 miles away
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Pardeeville Community Car & Truck Show 9/04/2021 Pardeeville - 8.12 miles away
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