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was raised to $1.08 per ton in 1974. The Panama Canal was, is, and shall remain the terran-engineering marvel of the 20th century. Never before nor since has any project accomplished the feats of the canal, of engineering and construction, or of future planning as has been done at Panama. After 85 years of continuous service, it continues to be as useful today as the day it became operational. Something that was so impossible only 30 years earlier, the United States rallied behind the energetic laborers that were going to bend the isthmus between North and South America until it broke and a new path between the seas was created. Killer diseases, high costs, and seemingly impossible excavations all faced the engineers at the Canal Zone. But one by one they overcame until the

Panama Canal alone stood out from among the trash and dirt and invited people of the world to come and cruise her waters – a new pathway for the ever-expanding, ever-changing human race. Works Cited “Actual digging” Online. Internet. Available: 22 Feb. 1999. Considine, Bob. The Panama Canal. New York: Random House, 1951.Dolan, Edward. Panama and the United States Their Canal, Their Stormy Years. New York: Franklin Watts, 1992. “Historical Overview” Online. Internet. Available. 22 Feb. 1999. Jones, Tyler. “The Panama Canal: A Brief History.” Online. Internet. Available: 12 Jan. 1999. “Panama Canal.” Online. Internet. Available: http://frontpage. 21 Feb. 1999. “Panama Canal Connects.” Online. Internet. Available: 2 Feb. 1999. 346