Sunset in the tropics - the Caribbean Sea from Colon, Isthmus of Panama


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Sunset in the tropics - the Caribbean Sea from Colon, Isthmus of Panama
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Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Underwood & Underwood, Publishers
Place of Publication:
New York
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Subjects / Keywords:
Boats and boating   ( fast )
Caribbean Sea   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Colon


A view of a sunset and four boats on the Caribbean Sea.
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Brothers Elmer and Bert Underwood founded Underwood & Underwood in 1880 in Ottawa, Kansas. Starting with door to door sales and eventually branching out into freelance photography work, the brothers' company grew large enough to relocate to New York City in 1891. At the turn of the century the firm was selling 300,000 stereographs a year. After stereograph production was discontinued in the 1920s, Underwood & Underwood sold its stereographic stock to The Keystone View Company. Source:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

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University of Florida
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Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
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accession number - 2013.2.70
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9370 We are looking west from a beach at Colon.
The town is behind us. The harbor here is good except
when a stiff northerr" blows two or three times in the
year. It is to be improved so as to give security under all
conditions. The part of the Isthmus including the Canal
zone is at our left. Beyond the land which we see ahead,
a great bay of the Caribbean reaches in to the tropical
shores of Costa Rica. Behind us, beyond certain other
head-lands of the Isthmus, is the Gulf of Darien with
Colomibia farther yet eastward. Directly northward (right)
is a great open reach of tropic sea, then Cuba, then the
Florida Straits and the coast of Florida.
These boats are engaged in a small carrying trade
along the coast. Some of them belong to San Bias Indi-
ans, members of a tribe occupying lands sixty or eighty
miles eastward along the Isthmus, i. e. towards Colombia.
The San Blas men are exclusive people, allowing no
white men to stay even a single night in their settlements,
but they themselves bring quantities of fruit and charcoal
here for sale in Colon.
Columbus on his fourth voyage (1502-3) sailed along
this very coast. Between 1510 and 1513 Balboa was
cruising about the Caribbean islands and this coast, and
in the latter year his expedition into the interior of the

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isthmus gave him his first sight of the Pacific ocean at the
other side of the low mountain chain. In 1519 the sea
northwest of here, off 1\exico, 1 oIv the vessels of Cortez
on his mission of ava-'icious and bloodthirsty co quest.
Pizarro, the equally ill-fa_. ed conqueror of Peru, spent
ten years on the Isthmus n t far f:om here 1 before rium 'rs
of Peruvian wealth attracted him farther south. In Que.n
Eliza.etlih's day Sir Francis Dr Ike knew this region better
than any other Englishman. He landed on this side of
the Isthmus and crossed to
From Notes of Travel /o. 40, co/yriht 1Q97 by ULt.'r~',/

Sunset over the CariL.bean Sea, Colon, Panani.
Coucher de soleil, sur la mer Caribee. Colon, Pana;/.
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Puesta del sol en el mar Caribe, Colio, P:in;i.
Solnedgang vid Karibiska hafvet--C)oon Pan:i na.
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