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
    • On Water
    • Disabled Access
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Wisconsin History
  • State Historic Sign Site
    • Yes

Nearby Places

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Concerts at the Portage 6/07/2017 - 8/30/2017 Portage - 1.78 miles away
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Tuesday is Cruiseday! 6/06/2017 - 8/29/2017 Lodi - 14.25 miles away
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Concerts on the Square 6/08/2017 - 8/24/2017 Baraboo - 15.03 miles away
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Famous Princeton Flea Market 4/22/2017 - 10/07/2017 Princeton - 27.12 miles away
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Corn Again – Maiz de Nuevo 8/18/2017 - 9/15/2017 Reedsburg - 27.66 miles away
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People of the Woodlands: Wisconsin Indian Ways 11/06/2009 - 12/31/2019 Madison - 32.23 miles away
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Ripon Summer Concert Series 6/02/2017 - 8/25/2017 Ripon - 37.51 miles away