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PACIFIC 'ENTRANCE OF PANAMA CA,
N.' SHI-WING ISLANDS AND
Lat. 9 N.; Long. 80 W.
The Pacific end of the Panama Canal is shown city of Balboa (bal-b6'i). The,Miraflores
to'you here. The Canal lies just beyond the are about four miles inland from the Pacif
long breakwater. The breakwater is not a nat- Balboa, there have been constructed great
rural peninsula (pen-In' si-ld). It has been built for repairing ships and a large dry dock
by our Government engineers who constructed same purpose. The cities at either end
the Canal. This breakwater was necessary to Panama Canal will develop rapidly, due
protect ships from the high waves which would opening of the Canal.
otherwise break in from the Pacific Ocean. In If you turn to your maps and notice
other words, a sort of sheltered entrance has the cities of Panama and Balboa are locate
been made by the breakwater and the three will see that they are almost doe south of
islands which you see lying in the background (ko-lon') at the Atlantic end of the Car
S These three islands, called Naos, Perico, and cther words, the Pan!ina Canal is alnmo,.
Flamenco, are heavily. fortified, to protect the direct north anv' e --'-- Fin,
Canal in times of war. Th1s', very important Guayaquil ( wri-' a-kv '-- por4 '
, i poit, since one reason icr the ibulilding of the Per :. All Ie ', t. i ,,- 'x f
l anat, was to enable us to bring our fleet from ica ar .tle'efore put in chose i- with out
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