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.
What makes this country special is our public land-its our Heritage. Once it's gone it's not coming back.
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?
Interesting that this has reappeared in a discussion thread.I still have my original Boy Scout Quetico map from my first trip in 1967 out of the Region 10 Charles Summers base on Moose Lake. We made it from Moose to Louisa first day (no tow, what a day) and the next morning took the portage from Louisa to Glacier. Took a full morning and had a small lake in the middle (Camp?). Went on to Wet Lake that night. Having been through there several times since, this short cut missed a lot of nice small lakes, and besides, I like Glacier a lot.