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6453 The town is behind us. The ground down be- three marine miles from low water mark, extend across
low our feet is part of a point projecting out into the bay. the Isthmus over a strip ten miles wide (the so called
The harbor is farther around at our left. At low tide Canc,1 Zone) and reach out into the Pacific at this end,
broad flats reach far out beyond these wall; in the lharbur three marine miles from mean low water mark. The
proper boats are stranded half a mile from tlhe wharv,. "lands of Perico, \Iaos, Culebra and Flamenco are in-
the ebb amounting to more than twenty feet. ided in the grant. One of those islands ahead was and
It was in 1513 that the Spanish explorer Balboa fir. ill is owned (by Great Britan a more distant island
crossed the Isthmus about a hundred miles below here;'elongs to Spa-n.
old chronicles tell how he waded out into the Pacific and. r.\ a .1" co/j.r 'y U? 6-t &
in the name of the Spanish sovereign formally took posses- de odI o -;-. '.
sion of all lands touched by its shores,-rathea large order
foreven a proud Spaniard! Panama itself was founded LooK.n f .r m the. :opah f:rt
in 1519 and ever since that time a garrison: ha .'been Papama, .
stationed here for defence. In 1671 the pirate force.sof u .tendC e s c n
the notorious British commander Morgan came across .iforteress spa l Panama
the Isthmus to this point, and fought a pitched battle Sli-cEV ar ~ eiten '
with the Spanish soldiers, pillaging and destroying tle au.
town before they retired to their fleet on the Atlantic Vista desde el antiguo fuerte espanol hacia ePifico,
The treaty of the United States with the Republic of Utsikt bfver Stilla hafvet frTn den gcamla spans] faist-
Panama, signed November 18, 1903, provides that the ningen-Panama.
political control of the United States shall begin over in Bin,,Ab o eTaparo ncnaHiCKaro 0opTa aa .aaa Tnxaro
the Caribbean Sea fifty miles away behind us, at a point oKRaela, IIa1aMa.
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