Virginia Ecological Services
Northeast Region

Lake Tecumseh Weir Project

Overview - Weir - Boat Portage - Environmental Monitoring - Studies - Construction

Boat Portage

The boat portage device was installed to provide access to Lake Tecumseh after installation of the weir. It features a solar powered winch to move a boat cart between the lake and Asheville Bridge Canal. Each trip across the berm takes approximately 5 minutes. Instructions for using the boat portage (PDF) are available for download.

Photo of the boat portage mechanism being used at the Lake Tecumseh restoration project
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service boat using the boat portage with the solar array shown in the background
Phto of a boat using the boat portage mechanism
Fisherman using the boat portage to access Lake Tecumseh


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Last updated: December 6, 2012
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