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I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Happy Birthday, Panama Canal

August 15, 1914 the Panama Canal officially opened.  Plans were first discussed in the 16th century. Work began in 1881. Many lives were lost during construction, most due to disease and on-site accidents.

Now Nicaragua and a Hong Kong group are planning a larger canal that would allow ships too large for the Panama Canal.




5 comments:

DJan said...

I saw a special on it just yesterday. How wonderful that it was so well constructed that it is still being used exactly as it was a hundred years ago! Yay! :-)

Stephen Hayes said...

I think Panama has jumped the gun on this; they're currently making the canal twice as wide.

Adam said...

it is one of mankind's most impressive creations

Abby said...

An impressive project, especially for its time.

Brian Miller said...

i remember teaching my students a bit about the canal a couple years ago..what an under taking...but it has allowed for so much...