Ice Age Trail - Portage Canal segment
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Go Boilers!
N 43° 32.986 W 089° 26.500
16T E 302764 N 4824764
Quick Description: The coordinates provide access and parking to the Portage Canal segment of the Ice Age Trial in Columbia County, WI.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 9/1/2008 10:33:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM4JXD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 40

Long Description:
This location has parking and is located off Hwy 33 near Agency House Rd. From this location, you can follow the canal south into Portage or head north to the Marquette Segment.

The area provided canoe portage for traders between the Mississippi River (via the Wisconsin River) and Lake Michigan (via the Fox River).

Per the Portage Canal Society website: (http://www.portagecanalsociety.com)

"The land lying between the Fox River and the Wisconsin River was known as in the early days as a "portage." A portage is the act of transporting boats and supplies from one waterway to another. It is unique as it is part of a natural water-shed or is called a "continental divide." The Fox River flows from South to North emptying into Lake Michigan - St. Lawrence - Atlantic and the Wisconsin River flows from North to South emptying into the Mississippi - Gulf of Mexico."

Map of these segments can be found at:
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Type of Location: Other

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