The Uganda Portage
Canoes once served the purpose that cars and trucks do today, and the many lakes and rivers of northeastern Minnesota served as highways. The Uganda Portage was part of a vital transportation route between Lake Superior and the Mississippi River basin. Chippewa and Sioux were the first to use the portage, followed by fur traders, explorers, and missionaries. Beginning in the east, travelers departed Lake Superior near present-day Fond du Lac in western Duluth by way of the Grand Portage Trail. This portage provided access to navigable waters on the St. Louis River to Cloquet. After a relatively short, one-mile portage, travelers continued on the St. Louis River to Floodwood where they turned up the East Savanna River to its source.
At the upper reaches of the East Savanna River, travelers poled their canoes along a narrow stream through nearly twelve miles of tall grass, reeds, and wild rice. A narrow canal was dug to shorten the length of the portage to come. Voyageurs left some goods on wharves when the water level was too low for fully loaded canoes. They could go on in their lightened canoes, deposit their half loads, and return with empty canoes to pick up what they had left behind.
On July 2, 1832, the Reverend William T. Boutwell, traveling with the Schoolcraft expedition, wrote about this part of the Savanna Portage: our canoes brought up through the mud and water knee deep,.. .one (man) at the bow and another at their stem, the latter pushing and the former drawing in mud and water to their middle.. .The musketoes came in hordes and threatened to carry away a man alive.. .The rain Saturday evening and the Sabbath, has rendered the portage almost impassable for man and beast. The mud, for the most part of the way, will average ankle deep and from that upwards. In spots it is difficult to find bottoma perfect quagmire.
Also, it is close to the United States, a Uganda Map Tourist Attractions factor that would reduce shipping costs. But you soon learn that there are some major problems.
Uganda Map Tourist Attractions Because the country is impoverished, the infrastructure you need for your plant is poor to nonexistent.
It would cost you millions of dollars to build the required facilities for transportation, water purification, and sewage disposal, among other needs, and you certainly would not want to depend upon Haiti’s infamously unreliable electrical supply; you would have to build your own power installation. The government is unstable and corrupt beyond imagination. Leaders come and go, often by coup d’etat, and you can’t be sure who would be in power.