Friday, July 11, 2014

Panama Canal

A postcard celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal as the kiss of the oceans, dating from 1914. In our August issue, Matthew Parker writes about the many attempts to link the Atlantic and the Pacific, which began in the 16th century and were finally realized 100 years ago.

January 7, 1914
The French crane boat Alexandre La Valley completes the first passage through the Panama Canal.
By the spring, tugs and boats will begin passing through the canal regularly, and by June, the Panama Canal will earn $7,000 in tolls.