Panama Bay Showing Pacific Entrance to Panama Canal, Balboa, Canal Zone


Material Information

Panama Bay Showing Pacific Entrance to Panama Canal, Balboa, Canal Zone
Physical Description:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Keystone View Company
Place of Publication:
Meadville, PA
Copyright Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Pacific Ocean--Bay of Panama   ( fast )
Boats and boating   ( fast )
Docks   ( fast )
Spatial Coverage:
Panama -- Central America -- Panama Canal Zone


One boat docked and one boat at sea in the Panama Bay at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal.
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 Florid
Rights Management:
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Resource Identifier:
accession number - 2013.2.190
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21747-Panama Bay Showing Pacific Entrance to Panama Canal, Balboa, Canal Zone.

In"this view we are off the town of Balboa
at the Pacific end of the canal, where its
waters combine with those of Panama Bay.
We are facing the northwest, and in the
direction of Miraflores Lake, some 4 miles
away. The hills in the distance show how
rolling the country is, even down to the
In the immediate foreground a tug is tow-
ing one of the hydraulic dredges elsewhere
described (see view 21745). To the back of
this view (i. e. to the southeast), the break-
water, described in view 21766, has its origin
and extends from the mainland to the islanql
of Naos.

The distance to deep water in the Pacific
is some 5 miles from this point. The channel
of approach at this end of the Canal is 500
feet at the bottom. The depth of the channel
here is 45 feet at mean tide, which is 4 feet
more than the depth to be maintained on the
Atlantic side. This variation is not made to
accommodate any change of sea-level in the
two oceans as has been sometimes errone-
ously supposed. The fact is the tide varies
much more at the Pacific terminus because
r the Panama Bay being funnel-shaped,
thus exaggerating the rise and fall of the

Copyright 1913, by The Keystone View Company.