Jetty and Portage complete

A correspondent sent me some pictures to show that the new jetty at Abingdon Lock is now complete.

Boats go one side,

and canoe portage the other.

A jetty is a structure that projects from land out into water. It may also be a walkway on water. The word is from the French word jetée, ‘thrown’, signifying something thrown out.

Portage is the practice of carrying water craft or cargo over land. It is from the French word ‘Porter’ to wear or to carry.

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