Usage examples for portage

  1. 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
  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. I remained in Portage City for some time. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  4. 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
  5. He can tell us whether Pemaou went east by way of the portage. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  6. Clark's agents traded as far north as Portage, in Wisconsin. – Stories of the Badger State by Reuben Gold Thwaites
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The portage was short and easy. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  10. Thank Heaven I travelled that portage once, and I can find it again if somebody will go with me. – Pardners by Rex Beach
  11. 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
  12. There is no possibility of a portage and both boats must go over the falls. – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott