20 Photos of the Construction of the Panama Canal
20 Photos of the Construction of the Panama Canal

20 Photos of the Construction of the Panama Canal

Jacob Miller - July 14, 2017

20 Photos of the Construction of the Panama Canal
It had become apparent that the sea-level canal was physically impossible and the only workable plan would consist of constructing a set of locks leading to an elevated canal. Daily Mail
20 Photos of the Construction of the Panama Canal
The idea of building a canal between the Atlantic and Pacific was first planned by the French civil engineer and builder of the Suez Canal, Ferdinand de Lesseps. Daily Mail
20 Photos of the Construction of the Panama Canal
Two men stand on railroad tracks in front of canal locks gates. Daily Mail
20 Photos of the Construction of the Panama Canal
Workers taking a break fro construction. Daily Mail
20 Photos of the Construction of the Panama Canal
Two of the mud buckets of the U.S. Ladder Dredge ‘Corozal.’ Capacity of each 54 c.f., National Geographic
20 Photos of the Construction of the Panama Canal
President Theodore Roosevelt visited the Canal in 1906, where he spoke with workers at Bas Obispo about the project. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
20 Photos of the Construction of the Panama Canal
President Theodore Roosevelt operating a steam shovel at Culebra Cut, Panama Canal. Daily Mail
20 Photos of the Construction of the Panama Canal
The tug known as the U.S. Gaton was the first vessel to try out the newly constructed Gatun Locks in the Panama Canal. Daily Mail
20 Photos of the Construction of the Panama Canal
The S.S. Kronland crossed through the Panama in 1915, pulled by the U.S. Gaton tug boat. The canal now passes around 15,000 ships a year. Daily Mail

 

Continue Reading:

History Channel – 7 Fascinating Facts About the Panama Canal

Interesting Engineering – The Panama Canal: A Story of Blood, Sweat and Rebellion

American Heritage – The Strange Affair of The Taking of The Panama Canal Zone

Associate Press – A Look at The Panama Canal and Its Newly Expanded Locks

History Channel – Panama Canal turned over to Panama

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