My son needed help with a school assignment, this was very helpful.
Fabulous website, Bill. There is so much here, what a labor of love. We could be happy to live in Panama for the rest of our lives. Seeing the picture of you and the crew at the DCA fair in '96 brought back so many great memories. Thank you for putting together such a great site for all of us who love Panama.
My father was stationed at fort Clayton in 1974. His name was George or Jorge Roberto Flores. I have heard that he was born in Texas, probably in Corpus Christi. I have never gotten to meet him... If anyone has any info on him please call me at 804-714-6727
I enjoyed your reminiscing about Panama. I took a cruise on the Panama canal in 1992. I am now doing research for a friend. Can anyone assist in finding former class mates who attended schools with an Air Force family named, Otero? Do you know any former class mates of the Otero children. They attended elementary and junior year school in 1973 and maybe prior to that. I appreciate any information you can provide Thank you
My dad ran the golf course at Ft. Amador 1968-1970. Our house was right on one of the fairways, where we used to skim board after the rain storms in the afternoon. Excellent memories, excellent web sight!!! I can almost smell the food cooking at the yacht club. You guys ROCK!
I was stationed in the Zone in 1945-46. Sgt., 153rd AACS (Army Airways Communications System) Squadron, Albrook Field. I have some wartime pictures of Albrook that I could add to your collection if you want them. We were not allowed to take pictures of the Canal at that time but I have a large collection of other stuff from the internet I could share with you. Picture of USS Arizona in the Canal sometime late 20s-early 30s.
My family and I used to live at Fort Gulick during the mid 80's. My father was stationed to work at the School of the Americas. I enjoyed seeing your photos, as they brought back many fond memories. Great site.
Hello. Very good web photo and info page. I am an architecture student, currently at ISTHMUS, CITY OF KNOWLEDGE, FT. Clayton, PA. I am researching about the evolution of housing buildings in Canal Zone, specifically in the Fort Clayton and Ancon Area. If anyone who lived in those areas or any in the Zone can help me, I would appreciate it. I need to know how was like to live in those houses. Anyway, thanks.
I WAS IN THE ARMY STATIONED ON FT AMADOR IN 1970/71. I LIVED IN THE BARRACKS FACING THE CANAL BESIDE THE YACHT CLUB. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIMES OF MY LIFE. I WAS 17 AND 18 AT THE TIME I WAS STATIONED THERE, SO I FIT IN WITH THE CZ HS AND COLLEGE FOLKS AND IT WAS ONE NEVER ENDING PARTY. MY JOB ON BASE WAS TO DELIVER MAIL TO THE EMBASSY IN PANAMA CITY AND WORK PART TIME AT THE AMADOR BEACH IN THE AFTERNOON AND WEEKENDS. THIS SITE BRINGS BACK WONDERFUL IMAGES. THANKS RON
Great Photos! Lots of memories for me too. I especially liked the ones with the Canal Zone Police motorcycles. Keep up the good work and thanks for preserving history! Abrazos, TC.
I was stationed at IANTN Farfan Panama (Navy) from April 1987 to November 1990. My son was born at Gorgas Army hospital. I was online looking for a photo of the hospital to show him where he was born.
What a great site for an old cayuco racer, raced 4 yrs. 1967, Cubby, 1968, 1969, 1970, " Destiny" . Destiny made its' debut in 1968, crew was Peter Boss, Pete Morland, Randy Hull, and myself, Joe Cronan. Destiny was an extremely fast boat for its' time. Destiny placed 3rd, its' 1st race. First, in 1969 and 1970. Cayuco race still going after all these yrs, that'great. Love the names of the boats!!!!!!!!! Brought back alot of good memories. Alittle Braggioso, we kick Green machines asses 1968, 69 and 70. Green boats were the new hope for the pacific side at that time: Green machine, rum runner, and another one( last Chance) went up against the black boats Post 1, they were Destiny, La Balla ( the Bullet)and the predator. I seriously plan to write a book about the Destiny experience. Thanks, for sharing and the Pics. Joe Cronan
Love the pics! Brings back lots of memories. I hope to get back there and relive them all again!
I really enjoy seeing different ships going through, all the types. The camera at the Gatun locks does not give a very good view. Also that picture has been frozen for more than a week. I have been going through the photo library, some great shots there.