At the Foot of the Spillway at Gatun Dam, Panama Canal


Material Information

At the Foot of the Spillway at Gatun Dam, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Dams--Design and construction   ( fast )
Engineering   ( fast )
Spillways--Design and construction   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


The foot of the Spillway at the Gatun Dam, including some remnants of equipment and refuse from its construction.
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
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Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2013.2.165
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the Foot of the Spillway at Gatun Dam, Panama Canal.

In this and the following view (21737) great Gatun Lak
we have the key to the Gatun Lake. The the pillars rising
watershed topped with the pillars is the or 30 feet above
barrier between the Gatun Lake and the gates of the Sto
spillway or channel, the head of which is late the water f
seen in the picture. The piers are 45 feet will be so const
apart. The crest of the shed is 69 feet and can be raise
above sea-level, and the gates rise to an chines especially
elevation of 88 feet above sea-level. Since Rising from the
the normal lake level is 85 feet, the lake fallsway are seen
can then be lowered 19 feet or raised two baffle piers so p
to three feet above normal. ward rush of th
If one were to stand on the top of a pier overflow which r
he would see stretching before him the
SCopyright 1913, by The Keystone View Company.

e. We notice that between
115.5 feet above sea level,
mean lake-level, are placed
ney type, which will regu-
low from the lake. They
ructed as to be watertight
ed in ten minutes by ma-
designed for this purpose,
water at the foot of the
1 large concrete piers called
laced as to check the on-
le water in case of heavy
nay occur in time of flood.



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