1850 Building of a Railroad

Clear the Track

Lake Superior Journal 10-2-1850

The wood work of the track of the railroad across the portage will be finished this week, and ready for iron. It is built in good substantial style, with heavy oak lumber from the River St. Clair, and will compare favorably with the best roads in the State.

We learn from the proprietor, Mr. McKnight, that he will commence using the road in about 10 days, and never was it so much needed as at present, as he as yet an immense quantity of freight and copper to be carted over the portage this fall, and from the unusual quantity of rain that has fallen lately the old road has become almost impassible.