What Does Portage Mean?


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The word Portage refers to the custom of carrying a boat or a canoe over land to a certain obstacle on the water route for example the rapids or waterfall present in the river. Places from where the boats or canoes are carried from are also known as portage. Whereas people who carry these boats or canoes through the land are known a porters.

In present days depending on the significance of the portages, they were occasionally upgraded to canals with locks and sometimes even to the extent of portage railways.

Portaging mainly requires the unloading of vessels and the carrying of vessels and its contents across the road of portage in multiple trips.

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