Yes it was on my map too,but still could not find anything.Yes at one time probably was something.I have a map showing a portage into Swartmen lake also. But I know of none. Like some I walked thru the brush for alway's looking for it.In reality it is nice to have some destinations with no portage trail.Makes it more wild a challenging.
Sig: All of us our Dreamers. Dreams are what started everything. We our asking ourselves a great question? all of us interested in wilderness preservation are asking...What kind of world do we want.?
Bill, If you're interested, the guy I know who did it, is Jeff Hway. He works at Bear Island Land Co. He used to work for Tom & Woods Outfitters at the same time I worked at CBO. I'm sure he'd be willing to talk about it, if you contact him. Ed
As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly
quote Banksiana: "I believe the portage is a "Fisher Fantasy", like the portage from the northern Tuck river to Marj- straight lines heedlessly drawn over crooked terrain."
That's a good term to describe many unused Canadian portages and/or foot paths . I've thought about them many times as I study maps and wonder why they are on the map in the first place and who would have drawn them on there.
I'm not a cartographer so I don't know the history behind the maps but I suspect many of the features of today's modern Fischer maps have some origins from way back when the red lines actually were a portage used by people or machinery. Who knows?