On August 15, 1914, four hundred one years since Balboa and his men cut their way through the Darien, the S.S. Ancon crossed the Isthmus of Panama from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. The trip took just over nine hours and forty minutes, and she did it without a hitch. Here are the details of that historic voyage. Trilingual story in French, Spanish and English. Approved by Panama's Ministry of Education as a complementary text for use in the classroom.
Embarque sur le S.S. Ancon pour la premi re travers e officielle par le Canal de Panama Conte trilingue en fran ais, espagnol et anglais. Approuv par le Minist re de l'Education de Panama. S bete al S.S. Anc n en el primer tr nsito oficial del Canal de Panam Cuento triling e en franc's, espa ol e ingl's. Aprobado por el Ministerio de Panam . Hop on board the S.S. Ancon on the first official transit of the Panama Canal Trilingual story in French, Spanish and English. Approved by Panama's Ministry of Education.