Mini panama

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Mini panama

  1. 1. Film blackboard source -Sophia Mick
  2. 2. Panama Canal  400 year old project.  “A man, a plan, a canal, panama!”  9’ north of equator.  Ships have to line up for their turns  Up to 6 electric locomotives guide ships through locks  Ships are raised by locks.  These locks are like giant elevators for the ships, lifting them a total of 85 feet (7 story building)  Among the most massive structures ever built  Much is hiden below water
  3. 3. Panama Canal  The Pioneers  Count Ferdinand Delesepse  Builder of the suas canal  Known as le gromme francais. The great frenchman  Built a unobstructed 105 mile passage dug through sand at sea level.  Married twice, with which he had 12 children  Saves 8thousand miles  Follows panama railroad 50 mile route
  4. 4. Panama Canal  Panama is poisoned with disease.  Dangerous as Beautiful  Began by cutting a path several hundred feet wide through the jungle terrain by hand!  Then they began digging  Every month more workers came to help, and every month many died.  Smallpox, malaria, yellow fever, and food poisoning  “Am I a canal digger? Or a grave digger?

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