Panama Canal

Everything you need to know about the Panama Canal

Panama Canal Facts

*The Panama Canal is 50 miles long

* The Canal was started in 1904 and was finished in August 15 1914

*The panama canal helped import and export goods.

*supposed to cross the Isthmus east to west

*a canal is a man made water way used to all ow boats a quicker passage

*United states had control of the panama canal until 1979

* complete control of the canal was given to panama in 1999

Benefits to building the canal

*It was built to shorten a trip around South America

*it was less money to travel through the panama canal then the Tip of south america

*It saved fuel which saved money

*It also saves natural resources so we could use more of those resources.