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Portage Canal  

Portage, WI 53901

This canal was dug using shovels and wheelbarrows in 1838 and was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1876. The canal was 2.3 miles long, 75 feet wide, 7 feet deep, and served as a connection between the Fox River and the Wisconsin River.

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Portage Area Attractions

Society Hill Historic District
Fort Winnebago Surgeon's Headquarters
Historic Indian Agency House
Portage Canal
Fox-Wisconsin Portage Site
Museum at the Portage
Portage Canal Industrial Historic District
MacKenzie Environmental Center
American Legion State Headquarters & Museum


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