Card Set Information
When did Columbus arrive in the Panama Area?
1502---10 years after he founded Salvador
What Spaniard discovered the Pacific?
What country built the first transcontinental railroad in Panama?
In what year was a canal first started?
The man in charge of the Panama Canal? Where did he have previous building experience?
Seaz Desert Canal
What two reasons are given for the failure of the first building attempt?
diease,climate-Poor money management.
When was the USA given the right to build a canal?
How long did it take to complete the canal?
How many people worked on the canal?
When was the canal first opened?
1914---When the war started.
The USA operated the canal for about 63 years, who operates it now?
1979 --400 million.
How many ships per year transit the canal?
What is the average fee/ship to transit?
What was the lowest fee charged for transit of the canal?
What direction does the canal run?
How long is the Canal?
15 miles--80 kilmeters
Mules pull ships thru the canal?
What forcemoves the water in and out of the sections of the locks?
How long is the rainy season in Panama?
How big is each lock chamber?
1,000 ft-110 ft wide
What precentage of the wolrds ocean going vessels cannot use the transit?
Can the USS Nimitz transit the canal?
Panama has many of what resourses?