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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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