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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.
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Taste of Portage Market Fair 8/28/2020 - 8/29/2020 Portage - 0.16 miles away
Victorian Kilbourn Walking Tour 5/08/2020 Wisconsin Dells - 17.14 miles away
Haunted Kilbourn: Original Dells Ghost Walk 5/22/2020 Wisconsin Dells - 17.14 miles away
CANCELED - Rock and Flow Festival 8/20/2020 - 8/23/2020 Wisconsin Dells - 18.44 miles away
CANCELED - Father Marquette Day 8/15/2020 Montello - 19.08 miles away
St. Germain LIVE! Concert Crawl 6/24/2020 Marquette - 21.54 miles away
Cemetary Tour (Civil War) 5/15/2020 Wisconsin Dells - 22.63 miles away
Heritage Day Rendezvous Reenactment 8/28/2020 - 8/30/2020 Reedsburg - 23.52 miles away