Photo of the Week
January 4, 2015

Another great aerial photo from the Panama Canal V. I. P. Slides and dated 7-12-69 produced by the Panama Canal Graphics Branch. 
This is another grand aerial of the Gatun area showing the Spillway, Locks, the town of Gatun and Fort Davis in the distance.  I posted another aerial (click here) back on November 9, 2014 showing the opposite shot from Fort Davis towards Gatun Locks. This photo is really good showing the extent of the Gatun earthen dam between the spillway and locks.  Can you imagine how much fill was used.  The green area with its terraced levels was used as a Golf Course in the early days.  I wonder what the zig zag formations are in the green area just above the dam. The old Tarpon Club is seen in the lower left of the photo.  I love how the cloud shadows are projected in this photo.  The greatest thing is this photo is a capture in time when the Canal Zone was still the Canal Zone.

I will post the rest of the slides in the next few weeks to come.  Only a few more.


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