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Timeline: The Panama Canal's Centennial

Panama Canal Centennial Timeline

Images: San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives (left), AP (right).

August 11, 2014

A hundred years ago, ships traveling from New York to San Francisco were forced to cover at least 14,000 miles, traveling around the tip of South America. The opening of the Panama Canal on August 15, 1914, reduced that trip by more than half, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In celebration of this feat, AS/COA takes a look at the Canal's history. To learn more about the canal, check out an infographic.