The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed through the Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania, USA. It was a combination of a towpath canal and an inclined plane railroad, approximately 50 miles (80 km) long, and operated from 1834 to 1854. It connected the two branches of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal from Johnstown on the west to Hollidaysburg on the east, thus allowing continuous barge traffic between the Ohio and the Susquehanna rivers. Considered a technological marvel in its day, it played a critical role in opening up the interior of the United States beyond the Appalachian Mountains to settlement and commerce, including the first railroad tunnel in the United States, the Staple Bend Tunnel. Its inauguration was marked with great fanfare. ...more on Wikipedia about "Allegheny Portage Railroad"
The Campbeltown and Machrihanish Light Railway was a 2 ft 3 in narrow gauge railway in Kintyre, Scotland, between the towns of Campbeltown and Machrihanish. Because the C&MLR provides a shortcut through a narrow neck of land, it can be classed as a portage railway. ...more on Wikipedia about "Campbeltown and Machrihanish Light Railway"
The Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad (C&SL) was a historic railway in Lower Canada and one of the first railways built in British North America. ...more on Wikipedia about "Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad"
Cherry Tree is a borough located in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 443. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cherry Tree, Pennsylvania"
The Chicago Portage connects the drainage basins ( AmE: watershed) and the navigable waterways of the Mississippi river and the Great Lakes. It crosses the Continental divide that separates the the Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean watersheds from the Gulf of Mexico watershed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chicago Portage"
Cranberry Portage was an important part of the pre-European contact trade routes of the North American Cree peoples. During the Fur Trade, this location was used as a campsite and portage between Lake Athapapuskow and the North Saskatchewan River System stretching from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Edmonton to Lake Winnipeg and the Grass River System, which flows more directly to Hudson's Bay after joining the Nelson River. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cranberry Portage, Manitoba"
Fort Le Boeuf was a fort established by the French in 1753 on a fork of French Creek, which is a tributary of the Allegheny River in northwestern Pennsylvania. Its location was about twenty miles inland from Lake Erie near present-day Waterford, Pennsylvania. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fort Le Boeuf" Be happy with www.shortopedia.com shortopedia
Fort Loramie is a village located in Shelby County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,344. The village was founded in 1837. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fort Loramie, Ohio"
Fort Stanwix was a colonial fort erected in 1758 by British General John Stanwix, at the location of present-day Rome, New York. The fort guarded a portage known as the Oneida Carrying Place during the French and Indian War. A reconstructed fort has been built at the site by the National Park Service, and the Fort Stanwix National Monument lies in the center of the modern city. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fort Stanwix"
The Fox-Wisconsin Waterway is a waterway formed by the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. First used by white men in 1673 during the expedition of Marquette & Joliet, it was one of the principal routes used by travelers moving between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River until the completion of the Illinois and Michigan Canal in 1848. The Fox-Wisconsin Waterway was traveled by taking a small boat or canoe into Green Bay and entering the Fox River, following it through Lake Winnebago and continuing on the Fox until reaching Portage, Wisconsin, where the travelers would carry their boats and supplies a few miles west and resume boating on the Wisconsin River, continuing upon it until reaching the Mississippi at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fox-Wisconsin Waterway"
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Gratz is a city located in Owen County, Kentucky. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 89. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gratz, Kentucky"
Hell, Michigan is an unincorporated community in Livingston County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The community is in Putnam Township near the border with Washtenaw County about 20 miles northwest of Ann Arbor at . Hell claims a population of 266 and the ZIP Code is 48169. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hell, Michigan"
The Kankakee River is a tributary of the Illinois River, approximately 90 mi (144 km) long, in northwestern Indiana and northeastern Illinois in the United States. At one time the river drained one of the largest wetlands in North America and furnished a significant portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. Significantly altered from its original channel, it flows through a primarily rural farming region of reclaimed cropland south of Lake Michigan. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kankakee River" It's my shortopedia!
Kenora ( 2001 population 15,838) is a city situated on the Lake of the Woods in northwestern Ontario, Canada close to the Manitoba border, about 200km east of Winnipeg. Kenora is home to the international Bass Fishing Tournement, which started in 2005 on August 4th. It is the seat of Kenora District. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kenora, Ontario"
The Lachine Rapids are a series of rapids on the Saint Lawrence River, between the Island of Montreal and the south shore. They are located near the former city of Lachine. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lachine Rapids"
The New Castle and Frenchtown Turnpike and Rail Road was the first railroad in Delaware and one of the first in the U.S., opening in 1831. About half of the route was abandoned in 1859; the rest became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad's route into the Delmarva Peninsula and is still used by Norfolk Southern. ...more on Wikipedia about "New Castle and Frenchtown Turnpike and Rail Road"
New Orleans (local pronunciations: , , or ) ( French: La Nouvelle-Orléans, pronounced in standard French accent) is a major U.S. port city and historically the largest city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is located in southeastern Louisiana along the Mississippi River, just south of Lake Pontchartrain, and is coextensive with Orleans Parish. New Orleans is named after the historical Duke of Orléans, Regent of France and is one of the oldest and most historic cities in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "New Orleans, Louisiana"
* 1826: The Granite Railway was incorporated March 4, 1826 by Gridley Bryant. Construction began on April 1, 1826, and operations began on October 7, 1826. It later became a branch of the Old Colony Railroad (which became part of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad). This is often called the first railroad in the U.S., and may have been the first to evolve into a common carrier without an intervening closure. It also may have been the first to be chartered. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oldest railroads in North America"
The Panama Railway or Panama Railroad was the world's first transcontinental railroad. It stretches across the isthmus of Panama from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The Panama Railway was built during the period of 1850 to 1855. The infrastructure of this functioning railroad was of vital importance to the plan to build the Panama Canal decades later. ...more on Wikipedia about "Panama Railway"
The Pigeon River forms part of the US- Canada border between the State of Minnesota and the Province of Ontario on the north shore of Lake Superior. . In pre-industrial times the river was a waterway of great importance. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pigeon River (Minnesota-Ontario)"
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Portage refers to the practice of carrying a canoe or other boat over land to avoid an obstacle on the water route (such as rapids in a river), or between two water routes. Places where this carrying occurs are also called portage. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portage"
Portage is a town in Livingston County, New York, USA. The name of the town stems from the need to portage (carry) canoes around the falls of the Genesee River. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portage (town), New York"
Portage Bay is an arm of Seattle, Washington's Lake Union and is part of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Its western limit can be said to be the Ship Canal Bridge, which carries Interstate 5 over the water; North Passage Point Park and South Passage Point Park sit on opposite shores between the freeway's pillars. Its eastern limit is the entrance to the Montlake Cut. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portage Bay"
Portage Des Sioux is a city located in St. Charles County, Missouri. The town sits on the Mississippi River roughly opposite Alton, Illinois, and is the home of the riverside shrine of Our Lady of the Waters. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 351. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portage Des Sioux, Missouri" The view on shortopedia.
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