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date: 21 September 2019

Panama Canal, 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
Author(s):
 Dear Dear, Peter KempPeter Kemp

the canal cut through the Isthmus of Panama in order to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This shortened by many thousands of kilometres the previous route round Cape Horn or though the Magellan Straits, which, until then, was the only ... ...

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