. Panama Canal History Museum - Photos, Documents, Books and Stories from the Panamacanal Construction

Panama Canal History Museum - Photos, Documents, Books and Stories from the Panamacanal

By August 15, 1914 the Panama Canal was officially opened by the passing of the SS Ancon. At the time, no single effort in American history had exacted such a price in dollars or in human life. The American expenditures from 1904 to 1914 totaled $352,000,000, far more than the cost of anything built by the United States Government up to that time. Together the French and American expenditures totaled $639,000,000. It took 34 years from the initial effort in 1880 to actually open the Canal in 1914. It is estimated that over 80,000 persons took part in the construction and that over 30,000 lives were lost in both French and American efforts. This Year 2014 we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal with a new section of old and new images.

This website is dedicated to all men and women who have and will work at or for the Panama Canal and made the heroic dream of over 400 years come true. Honoring the past by building the future.


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