The History of the Panama Canal.
The History of the Panama Canal,
By, Aaron Ang
The date is August 15, 1914, where one of the world's greatest engineering marvels, was officially opened by the passage of the SS Ancon. But it was a long and tiring journey, taken over the course of more then a century.
The United States wanted to build a canal because of the shortened journeys for its supply ships, battle ships, and would prove a good place to construct a central military base.
From 1880 to 1900, a French company under Ferdinand de Lesseps attempted unsuccessfully to construct a sea-level canal on the site of the present…
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