Honors College

Design of a Low Impact Canoe Portage System for the Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

Anthony Kingston, University of Maine


The Hirundo Wildlife Refuge has requested a canoe portage system to be built. Before the system can be built, it is necessary to research the different designs that Hirundo can pursue. In this document, three different routes that Hirundo can pursue are designed. In order to decide what route is the best route, Hirundo requested that each route fit certain design criteria, which are also shown in the document. This thesis concludes with a recommendation for Hirundo of which design to pursue.