The history of the Panamanian isthmus
THE HISTORY OF the Panamanian isthmus, since Spaniards first landed on its shores in 1501, is a tale of treasure, treasure seekers, and peoples exploited; of clashes among empires, nations, and cultures; of adventurers and builders; of magnificent dreams fulfilled and simple needs unmet. In the wake of Vasco Nuñez de Balboa's torturous trek from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 1513...... Click here for the complete story
REPUBLIC OF PANAMA
General Data like Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation etc. Click here for the complete text
OF COUNT FERDINAND DE
AND THE PANAMA CANAL
Born on November 19, 1805 in Versailles, France. His Family was long distinguished in the French diplomatic service. At age 19, having studied law, he was appointed eleve-counsel to his uncle, then the French ambassador to Lisbon. He served in Tunis later with his father, until 1832 the year of his fathers death. Then came 7 years in Egypt, later Rotterdam, Malaga, Barcelona and Madrid. Click here for the complete text
Building the Panama Canal, 1903–1914, Click here for the complete text.
The opening of the waterway to world commerce on August 15, 1914, represented the realization of a heroic dream of over 400 years.The 50 miles across the isthmus were among the hardest ever won by human ingenuity. Some interesting facts: Click here for the complete text
The Panama Canal expansion project (also called the Third Set of Locks Project) is intended to double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2016 by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing more and larger ships to transit. more info here at Wikipedia and for more relevant Information on the Third Set of Locks Project see this page here from the official Panama Canal Website.
More Related Text can be found at: Wikipedia under Panama Canal
Free E-Book: The Panama Canal, by J. Saxon Mills - 1913
Correspondence concerning the convention between the United States and Colombia for the construction of an interoceanic canal across the Isthmus of Panama. See this page here from the Library of Congress for download options.
secret historical documents here in
FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES - 1969–1976 VOLUME XXII - PANAMA, 1973–1976
volume released by the State
Department, covering the
negotiations for the treaty from
January 1973 to December 1976,
focusing on the efforts of US
diplomat Ellsworth Bunker, to reach
framework agreements with Panamanian
This volume continues the narrative regarding the Panama Canal treaty negotiations established in Foreign Relations, 1969–1976, Volume E–10, Documents on American Republics, 1969–1972, which overs U.S.-Panamanian relations from 1969–1972. and more.
Enlaces a sitios con textos en Español:
Wikipedia en Español: El Canal de Panamá, Historia de Panamá, República de Panamá
De Pancanal.com: Cómo funciona el Canal de Panamá, La Historia del Canal
Proyecto del Tercer Juego de Esclusas: Propuesta de Ampliación del Canal de Panamá