John Buxton art

Portage Standoff

14" x 30" oil



Painting information:


Water courses offered the fastest means of travel throughout the frontier, though obstacles often presented barriers. Natural impediments such as rapids, shallow water, no water, or falls necessitated detours—called carrying places or a portage.


This painting depicts two barriers, one hopefully temporary.


(PS - that's me in the front of the canoe)


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