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Hydraulic Dredges at Work Near Gatun, Panama Canal

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Title:
Hydraulic Dredges at Work Near Gatun, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1913

Notes

Donation:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
2013.2.139
System ID:
AA00015291:00001

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Material Information

Title:
Hydraulic Dredges at Work Near Gatun, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1913

Notes

Donation:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
2013.2.139
System ID:
AA00015291:00001

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We have here a near view of the hydraulic
dredge seen at work just beyond the Gatun
locks in view 21725. These dredges are
used in digging out the approach channel to
the Gatun Dam. This channel extends from
a point opposite the city of Colon to the
locks, a distance of seven miles, altho the
distance from Limon Bay proper to the dam
is about three miles. The bottom width of
the approach channel is 500 feet.
The hydraulic dredges are used wherever
floatable, and thus become very economical,
for one dredge can accomplish as much as
eight steam-shovels (described in views
20853, 20864).


The hydraulic dredge has a distinct ad-
vantage over the steam shovel in that the
substance excavated is gotten rid of more
speedily. The material dredged out is mixed
with w:ter and thus, in partial solution, is
pumped thru a pipe line to the destined place
for deposit. In the middle foreground may
be seen the carrying pipe, which is rather
large in diameter. The pipe is supported on
pontoon bridges. That the hydraulic
dredge is a capable piece of machinery
may be gathered by closely observing the
two here shown with their double smoke-
stacks.


Copyright r913, by The Keystone View Company,


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