21766-View From Ancon Hill, Fortified Islands of Naos, Flamenco and Perico in Distance,
Ancon hill (see description of view 21764), miles from the mainland and Flamenco, the
is about a mile from the seashore. The most remote, is a mile farther away.
three islands seen in the distance belong to A breakwater, over three miles long, has
the United States, having been obtained been constructed from Balboa to the island
from the Republic of Panama when the of Naos. It was filled with material fror
Canal Zone strip was purchased. There is Culebra Cut and its surface is from twenty
another smaller island, not visible here, to forty feet above the mean sea level. This
which belongs to this group, called Culebra breakwater serves the triple purpose of keep-
Island. Fortifications are being constructed ing silt from washing into the canal channel
on these islands. from the harbor of Panama, of maintaining
Naos is the name of the island in the rail connections between the mainland and
middle, Perico the name of the one to the the islands, and finally of insuring a more
left, and the one to the right in the distance quiet harbor at Balboa.
is Flamenco. Naos, the nearest, is some two
Copyright, 1913, by The Keystone View Company.
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