Aero view of the Panama Canal (1912)
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On August 15th, 1914, Captain John A. Constantine piloted the SS Ancon, completing the first official transit.
Y'all know I don't like to brag or anything, but I, myself, piloted the first vehicle to cross the new Grand Avenue bridge here in STL... so yeah, I guess I mean to say that I know what kind of big deal this sort of thing is.To celebrate, here's a Poole Brothers' birdseye map of the waterway in 1912.
For more map resources and imagery from this period in 's history, check out the Records of the Panama Canal's website.