The Panama Canal Prese ntation

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The Panama Canal Prese ntation

  1. 1. The Panama Canal <ul><li>Water Transportation </li></ul>
  2. 2. Vasco Nunez de Balboa In 1513 a Spanish military leader or conquistador discovered this stretch part of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean
  3. 3. U.S.A. and the railroad (1849)
  4. 4. Ferdinand M. Lesseps <ul><li>Director of the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1880 France began the excavations </li></ul><ul><li>In 1889 they stop the construction </li></ul>
  5. 5. John Frank Stevens <ul><li>The United States continue with the construction in 1904. </li></ul><ul><li>Stevens was the first Chief Engineer </li></ul>
  6. 6. Huge Steam Shovels
  7. 7. The Culebra cut
  8. 8. George Washington Goethals
  9. 9. Locks
  10. 10. Gates
  11. 11. Gatun Dam
  12. 12. Gatun Lake
  13. 13. Culebra cut
  14. 14. Wall to block the sand
  15. 15. Gatun Locks
  16. 16. Pedro Miguel Locks
  17. 17. Miraflores Locks
  18. 18. Madden Dam
  19. 21. <ul><li>http:// www.acp.gob.pa/esp/general/howitworks/index.html </li></ul>
  20. 22. Panama possession (2000)
  21. 23. Works Cites http://www.acp.gob.pa/esp/index.html http://www.tfhrc.gov/pubrds/julaug99/topten.htm

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