Usage examples for portage

  1. Well, I'll call it some portage even for us, if we had to make it!" – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  2. Sometimes we followed one of the side canals, and made the portage at a distance from the main cataract; and sometimes we ran with the central current to the very brink of the chute, darting aside just in time to escape going over. – Little Rivers A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness by Henry van Dyke
  3. Thompson's, and all of the other voyages of the early days of which there is authentic record, started from Boat Encampment, where the road from the plains and Montreal led down to the Columbia by the icy waters of Portage River, or, as it is now called, Wood River. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  4. Several of the tributaries of these gigantic streams are larger than the Rhine, the Elbe, or the Tagus, and great numbers of them than the Thames or the Mersey, and the whole of this vast net- work of waters is connected with the still more stupendous river of the Amazons, by a short portage to the Madeira, one of the principal tributaries of that king of rivers. – Observations on the Present State of the Affairs of the River Plate by Thomas Baines
  5. And, from Le Gobien, we learn that this very notion is adopted by his islanders- Si on a le malkeur de mourir de mort violente, on a l'enfer pour leur portage – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  6. Clark's agents traded as far north as Portage in Wisconsin. – Stories of the Badger State by Reuben Gold Thwaites
  7. If it tends to veer in a heavy wind more than the wooden canoe, it is lighter on portage – Camp and Trail by Stewart Edward White
  8. Thank Heaven I travelled that portage once, and I can find it again if somebody will go with me. – Pardners by Rex Beach
  9. The portage was short and easy. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  10. In going over this portage the last time, the Indian, who was before me with the canoe on his head, stumbled and fell heavily once, and lay for a moment silent as if in pain. – Canoeing in the wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
  11. " They were six days, history says, in making the portage from Lake Erie which we make on the trolley in a little over an hour," explained Mr. Emerson. – Ethel Morton at Chautauqua by Mabell S. C. Smith
  12. We kept the boats in the water as long as it was safe to do so, for it greatly lessened the hard work of a portage – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  13. There is no possibility of a portage and both boats must go over the falls. – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
  14. He can tell us whether Pemaou went east by way of the portage – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  15. Marie, and Grand Portage they were scattered through the great Northwest, even to the Pacific ocean. – The Character and Influence of the Indian Trade in Wisconsin by Frederick Jackson Turner
  16. The nearest house to this place is about five miles up a beautiful river, and then through woods, what the french calls a portage it is what I call pretty. – The Story of the Trapper by A. C. Laut
  17. One hot summer day father drove Nob to Portage and back, twenty- four miles over a sandy road. – The Story of My Boyhood and Youth by John Muir
  18. " It took them one month to get over that eighteen miles portage – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  19. I remained in Portage City for some time. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol