Panama Canal Celebrates 100 Years of Connecting the World

The SS Ancon entering the Canal locks on August 15, 1914. Photo courtesy Panama Canal
The SS Ancon entering the Canal locks on August 15, 1914. Photo courtesy Panama Canal

The Panama Canal on Friday officially celebrated the 100 year anniversary of its inauguration on August 15, 1914 with the transit of the SS Ancon.

It was on this day 100 years ago that the Canal first opened, linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through an approximately 47-mile manmade route that forever changed global trade.

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