Laborers with shovels, construction of the Panama Canal, Panama, Can you imagine digging out the canal with SHOVELS? Thousands died from Malaria and other diseases. It was because of the Canal that a cure for Yellow Fever was finally discovered.
Incredible pictures that show the construction of the Panama Canal
On August the very first ship, the cargo ship SS Ancon passed the newly built Panama Canal. Unfortunately, in the same month, World War I started fighting in Europe and the official opening ceremony had to be postponed until
One cannot go to Panama City without taking the opportunity to watch the ships traversing the canal through the Panama Canal Locks. I found great fun in watching the ships enter each gate and raise to enter the successive lock.