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American Experience | Panama Canal Animation | PBS

Duration: 00:40
Program: American Experience #901
Broadcast Date: Apr. 17, 2012

From the program "TR, the Story of Theodore Roosevelt," an animation of the locks system of the Panama Canal demonstrates how a ship would travel across the Panamanian Isthmus. This "lake and lock" canal was favored by Roosevelt, who Chief Engineer George Goethals called "the real builder of the Panama Canal."

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Post Date: October 21, 2011