Since the beginning of time, civilized nations have been engineering structures designed to last for centuries. From the Pyramids in Egypt to the Great Wall of China, from Machu Picchu to India’s Taj Mahal, mankind continually attempts to outdo itself. On a recent trip to Panama I had the pleasure of visiting one of the great marvels built in the last century.
The Panama Canal was constructed in 1914 to separate the continents of North and South America. Located directly in the center of Panama, the canal links the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, creating a shipping route which saves 4 to 5 days of travel time, eliminating the treacherous waters off the coast of South America.