Immense Government Dry Dock Under Construction at Balboa, Canal Zone


Material Information

Immense Government Dry Dock Under Construction at Balboa, Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Dry docks--Design and construction   ( fast )
Railroads   ( fast )
Buildings   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


A massive, government built dry dock at Balboa in the Canal Zone.
Scope and Content:
B. L. Singley founded The Keystone View Company in 1892 in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The company quickly became the world's largest view company, having at least 250,000 negatives (of which some 50,000 were available as numbered views) by the 1930s. These images were meant to bring international experiences into the palm of the average person's hand, to be revisted in private or during social gatherings. It has been said that the ability of the stereograph to bring vicarious experiences to faraway people makes this medium parallel to the internet or television today. The Keystone View Company also focused on the educational value of their products, employing teams of people to write explanatory texts that were printed on the backs of the stereograph cards. This text, along with the imagery, presents the dominant vision of American ideals and interests during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Source 1: Source 2:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Panama Canal Museum Collection at the University of Florida
Rights Management:
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Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2013.2.122
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21779-Immense Government Dry Dock Under Construction at Balboa, Canal Zone.
The Dry Dock, here shown in process of acres will be covered by docks alone.
construction, will when completed have an The material of the piers is steel and con-
inside capacity of 1,000 feet in length and create, with foundations resting on bed rock.
110 feet in width. This dock is situated at Smaller docks will serve smaller vessels,
Balboa, the Pacific end of the Canal. On and when not in use by the larger vessels
the far side of the dock are the machine the big dock here shown will be used for
shops, and beyond them but screened from a number of smaller boats at a time. An
view lies the water front of the inner entire flotilla of submarines could be cared
harbor, for at once.
An important feature both from the The size of the dock and the manner of
standpoint of its utility and its immensity its construction does not differ essentially
is the system of docks by which the Canal from the size and the manner of construct-
will be served. It is calculated that 270 ing the several'locks.
Copyright I15, by The Keystone View Company.

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