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canal  

Darius I completed the canal begun by Necho (see saïtes) to connect the Pelusiac branch of the Nile above (south of) Bubastis to the Red Sea. Ptolemy II built a longer canal, from the still undivided ...
Cape Horners

Cape Horners  

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1 Originally the American square-rigged ships which during the 19th century ran regularly from the east to the west coast of America around Cape Horn. Comparatively few ships made this passage before ...
Caribbean

Caribbean  

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The Caribbean region consists primarily of a chain of islands, 2,000 miles long, that frames the northern and eastern boundaries of the Caribbean Sea. The chain curves from Cuba, the ...
Clayton-Bulwer Treaty

Clayton-Bulwer Treaty  

(1850).America's expanded trade in the Far East and acquisition of Oregon and California in the 1840s heightened U.S. policy-makers' interest in a Central American canal. Further, President Zachary ...
David Du Bose Gaillard

David Du Bose Gaillard  

Gilˈyärd; ˈgāˌlärd(1859–1913) army officer and military engineer, born in Fulton, South Carolina. Gaillard's most notable achievement was as supervisory engineer during the construction of the Panama ...
George W. Goethals

George W. Goethals  

(1858–1928), U.S. Army engineer and builder of the Panama Canal.Born in Brooklyn on 29 June 1858, Goethals graduated second in his West Point class in 1880, and went on ...
Great White Fleet

Great White Fleet  

A fleet consisting of sixteen battleships and 14,000 sailors of the U.S. Navy set out on on December 16, 1907 (sent by President Theodore Roosevelt), on a journey around the ...
Hay-Pauncefote Treaty

Hay-Pauncefote Treaty  

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(1901)Agreement promising equal rates through the Panama Canal to all nations and all vessels. It also granted the USA the full right to build and manage the canal. John ...
Henry Larcom Abbot

Henry Larcom Abbot  

(1831–1927) Union army officer and topographical engineer, born in Beverly, Massachusetts. Wounded in 1861 at First Bull Run, Abbot was rewarded for his “gallant and meritorious service” with a ...
Honolulu

Honolulu  

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Honolulu harbor on the south shore of Oahu, Hawai‘i, was originally created by freshwater from the Nuuanu stream entering the sea and inhibiting coral growth, leading to the formation of ...
Hutchinson Ingham Cone

Hutchinson Ingham Cone  

(1871–1941) naval engineer and naval officer, born in Brooklyn, New York. Cone served on the USS Baltimore during Commodore George Dewey's victory over the Spanish at the battle of Manila ...
Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter  

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1924– )US Democratic statesman and thirty-ninth president of the USA (1977–81).Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, the son of a peanut farmer and warehouser. Having graduated from the US Naval ...
John Hay

John Hay  

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(1838–1905),Indiana-born statesman and author, as a law student at Springfield met Lincoln, whose assistant secretary he became. With John Nicolay, another secretary, who also served the President ...
Joseph Pulitzer

Joseph Pulitzer  

(1847–1911)Hungarian-born American newspaper proprietor. His New York World was notably aggressive in its campaigns, perhaps most notably for organized labour, and for war against Spain in the 1890s. ...
Jungle Jim

Jungle Jim  

Nickname for the Air Force 4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron. They performed counterinsurgency and combat operations beginning in April 1961, in areas including Vietnam, Mali, and the Panama Canal ...
Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de

Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie, Vicomte de  

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(1805–94)French diplomat. While in the consular service in Egypt he became aware of plans to link the Mediterranean and the Red Sea by means of a canal, and from 1854 onwards devoted himself to the ...
pacta tertiis nec nocent nec prosunt

pacta tertiis nec nocent nec prosunt  

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[Latin: a treaty binds the parties and only the parties; it does not create obligations for a third state]Treaties do not create either obligations or rights for third states without their consent.
Panama

Panama  

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A tropical country occupying the narrow isthmus linking Central and South America, bounded by Costa Rica to the west and Colombia to the east.Physical.Along the length of the country runs a range of ...
Panama City

Panama City  

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Capital of Panama, on the shore of the Gulf of Panama, near the Pacific end of the Panama Canal. It was founded by Pedro Arias de Avila in 1519, and ...
Panama plate

Panama plate  

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A metal plate bolted to the lugs of a fairlead to close the gap between them when there is any risk of a hawser or warp jumping out. This could occur, for example, when a ship is secured alongside a ...

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