The New International Encyclopædia/Rat Portage
RAT PORTAGE. A port of entry in Ontario, Canada, picturesquely situated on the Lake of the Woods at its outlet, and on the Canadian Pacific Railway, 133 miles east of Winnipeg (Map: Canada, M 7). The Winnipeg River here falls about 20 feet, affording good water power. There are several flour and saw mills; also reduction works. The town has become of considerable commercial importance, owing to the development of the gold-mining district in the vicinity. Population, in 1891, 1806; in 1901, 5202.