Contents

- 1 When Portaging how long is a rod?
- 2 What is a rod measure?
- 3 How long is a pole measurement?
- 4 How long was a typical Portage?
- 5 How many rods are in a pole?
- 6 Why is a rod 16 feet?
- 7 How many perches are in a rood?
- 8 How big is a 10 rod allotment?
- 9 How deep is a Fanthom?
- 10 What is considered a long portage?
- 11 What is a rod in Portaging?
- 12 Why is 22 yards called a chain?
- 13 Why is 3 feet called a yard?
- 14 How many furlongs Makes 1 mile?

## When Portaging how long is a rod?

Rod, old English measure of distance equal to 16.5 feet (5.029 metres), with variations from 9 to 28 feet (2.743 to 8.534 metres) also being used. It was also called a perch or pole. The word rod derives from Old English rodd and is akin to Old Norse rudda (“club”).

## What is a rod measure?

Portages are marked as red lines, and measured in rods. A rod is about one canoe length, or 16.5 feet. A portage of 50 rods or so is considered “easy”, 100-200 “moderate” and over 200 “rugged”. The 320-rod (1 mile) Horse Portage is generally flat, but some short portages can be straight up.

## How long is a pole measurement?

A pole is a measure of area equal to 16.5 by 16.5 sq ft, or 272.25 sq ft. This is approximately 30 sq yards or 25 sq metres.

## How long was a typical Portage?

How long was a typical portage? A few hundred yards. 90 pounds. Each voyageur carried two at a time.

## How many rods are in a pole?

How many rod in 1 pole? The answer is 1. We assume you are converting between rod [international] and pole. You can view more details on each measurement unit: rod or pole The SI base unit for length is the metre.

## Why is a rod 16 feet?

The rod as a survey measure was standardized by Edmund Gunter in England in 1607 as a quarter of a chain (of 66 feet (20.12 m)), or 161⁄2 feet (5.03 m) long.

## How many perches are in a rood?

Rood is an English unit of area equal to one quarter of an acre or 10,890 square feet (1,012 m^{2}). A rectangle that is one furlong (i.e., 10 chains, or 40 rods) in length and one rod in width is one rood in area, as is any space comprising 40 perches (a perch being one square rod).

## How big is a 10 rod allotment?

10 poles is the accepted size of an allotment, the equivalent of 250 square metres or about the size of a doubles tennis court.

## How deep is a Fanthom?

Fathom, old English measure of length, now standardized at 6 feet (1.83 metre), which has long been used as a nautical unit of depth.

## What is considered a long portage?

Any portage that takes more than 90 minutes is longa portage that takes 6 hours is a disaster never to be repeated

## What is a rod in Portaging?

For the unacquainted, a portage is the traditional Voyageur term for an overland trail connecting two bodies of water. Portages are still measured in terms of “rods”, one rod corresponding to 16.5 feet or 5 meters. There are 320 rods per mile.

## Why is 22 yards called a chain?

History and usage The chain was originally called an “acre’s breadth”, because it was the width of a acre, while a furlong was the length. Edmund Gunter, a clergyman and mathematician, invented a measuring device called a chain. The chain was 66 ft (20 m) long. It was divided by 100 in small metal links.

## Why is 3 feet called a yard?

Yard: A yard was originally the length of a man’s belt or girdle, as it was called. In the 12th century, King Henry I of England fixed the yard as the distance from his nose to the thumb of his out-stretched arm. Today, a pace is the length of one step, 2^{1}/2 to 3 feet.

## How many furlongs Makes 1 mile?

1 Mile = 8 Furlongs. The symbol is “mi”.