Magnificent site. As a teenager in 1941 I spent a summer in the Zone with my parents. Dad worked for the "Company" and we lived in Balboa; I was a junior lifeguard at the Y Pool. A traveling salesman treated me to a trip in-country up to the Rio Hato air base -- never forgotten as were many other memories of that time. Dad and Mom were sent home after start of WW2 and I've been back a couple of times on business when I was with IBM in the mid-sixties. Congratulations on a great site. One question: can you lead me in any way to a Panamanian exporter of molas. Thanks.
I have a 1915 panama protest ashtray. Were there many made? Is there any info about them on any links? Anyone with some info please contact me, thanx----Glen
Great Site!! Tremendous amount of information I haven't seen anywhere else. Lived in Curundu '62-'63, then Gamboa '64-'66 and finally Los Rios '66-'72. To meet wome great people who lived in Gamboa, come to CZ Archives, Mike Munsil BHS '72
1962 BHS graduate and former Gamboa resident. Great website.
What a wonderful site.!!!!!!!! My dad was a soldier at Empire, during WW 1, and he often spoke of the police at Empire. Congratulations, am forwarding this to our children in the States, and I know, they will enjoy it as much as I have. Thanks for all your work and effort.
Very well designed site; plan to visit more in the future. Sister, Penny Lotterhos, cited in a recent eMail.
i am looking for photos of ft clayton c. 1971-1972. any photos of the canal zone police lodge?
I was just looking at the photos of the French ladder dredges, and they remind me of my childhood days when me & my dad used to go fishing in Gatun lake. There was an island in the lake that was just off of the Gatun spill way. I think it was called Governors Island or something. Any ways, There were these wrecks of old canal dredging equipment around the island were I went fishing with my dad. Charlie Norval
Love the sites and cried at the photos. Great Memories ! I still enjoy painting Bateas that we brought back with us in 1975 & being vendors at the reunion each year.
Loved the photo of the "old" ferry in LaBoca. I am not positive butI believe there was also a ferry on the Atlantic side It probably ran from Fort Sherman to Cristobal (probably tying up at, or near Pier 9 (the Army Transportation Corps' Dock in Cristobal). I never saw it, but heard of it often when Atlantic siders would speak about it. You might check with some of the Atlantic siders and perhaps get a photo and a story on it.
Web Master Note: Peggy, you are absolutely right about the Atlantic side ferry. Go to my Fort Sherman presentation:
Page down to the 1930s links.