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Princess Cruises: Panama Canal History : Panama Canal Cruises

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View highlights of cruise vacations through the Panama Canal from Princess Cruises. Enjoy the history, unique ecology and adventure offered in the Panama Canal region.
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Panama Canal Museum | About — The Panama Canal Museum

Panama Canal Museum | About — The Panama Canal Museum | Jajuan's annotation of the  Panama Canal | Scoop.it

This Website is talking about what this museum shows you and the purpose of the museum.

The Mission of the Panama Canal Museum is to document, interpret, and articulate the role played by the United States in the history of Panama, with emphasis on the construction, operation, maintenance and defense of the Panama Canal and the contributions to its success by people of all nationalities. It is Located in a ground-level office suite, the museum consists of 3500 square feet devoted to exhibitions; the Charles W. Hummer, Jr., Library for Historical Research; a museum store; and storage, meeting, office, and conference areas with additional off-site storage. The museum is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The public that visits, writes, and calls the museum seeking information about the Panama Canal includes past, present, and prospective residents of Panama; students researching the Panama Canal; members of the media seeking information about the Panama Canal; genealogists researching family roots; and many who have transited or plan future transits of the Panama Canal.

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Vocabulary

1. Rumour - a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth

 

2. Interpret - explain the meaning of

 

3. Isthmus - a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land.

 

4. Genealogists -a line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor

 

5. Dams - a barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, the resulting reservoir being used in the generation of electricity or as a water supply.

 

6. Transit - the carrying of people, goods, or materials from one place to another

 

7. Excavation - the action of excavating something

 

8. Emphasis - special importance, value, or prominence given to something

 

9. Maintenance - the process of maintaining or preserving someone or something, or the state of being maintained

 

10. Nationalities - the status of belonging to a particular nation

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The Panama Canal

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This talks about the construction of the Panama Canal.The Panama Canal was constructed in two stages. The first between 1881 and 1888, being the work carried out by the French company headed by de Lessop and secondly the work by the Americans which eventually completed the canals construction between 1904 and 1914. The French company started to run into financial difficulties during 1885 and even applied to the French government to issue lottery bonds, as this had been successful during the construction of the Suez canal when that project was at the point of failure through lack of money. Rumours of these difficulties caused increased interest within the American government.

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Panama Canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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This website talks about the History of the Panama Canal. The earliest mention of a canal across Isthmus of Panama is around 1534. In 1849 the discovery of gold in California brought interest in crossing between Atlantic & Pacific oceans. in 1890-1903 various parties in the U.S was intersted in establishing a can across the isthmus. In 1904, the United States, under President Theodore Roosevelt, bought the French equipment and excavations for US$40 million, paid the new country of Panama US $10 million plus more each year, and began work on the Panama Canal on May 4. (In 1921, the United States paid Colombia US$10 million, plus US $250,000 per annum for several years; in return, Colombia recognized Panama under the terms of the Thomson-Urrutia treaty In 1907, President Roosevelt appointed U.S. Army Colonel George Washington's Goethals of the Army corps of enginerer to put Stevens as chief engineer on the Panama Canal construction project. Colonel Goethals was a strong, U.S Military Academy –trained leader and civil engineer, experienced with dams, locks, and canals. Chief engineer from 1907 to 1914, he divided the engineering and excavation work into three divisions: Atlantic, Central, and Pacific.

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