These were the most violent rapids we had yet met, not excepting the ones we had portaged.
The brook was about three-quarters of a mile long and everything had to be portaged.
Canoes had to be portaged at great labor around the obstruction.
We portaged beside a swampy little stream to the next lake and circled it in the canoe.
We portaged around the island end of the Neenah dam and met the customary shallows below the obstruction.
This train took me and my men on and stopped at Gemai where we found several boats which had been portaged on cars.
But, in many places, everything has to be taken from the boat and portaged for a mile or more around the rapids.
Taking a canoe and three of his best men, Radisson paddled and portaged over this route to the Nelson.
As the river walls were too steep and broken to allow any of the outfit to be portaged, the boat would have to go through loaded.
One or two short caons they portaged, dragging the heavy dugout through the brush by main strength.