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The Transportation Library holds a number of books, periodicals, annual reports, and other documents related to the construction and operation of the Panama Canal. Search for Panama Canal as a subject term, and, if desired, set date limits (pre-1915, for example, for works produced before and during the canal's construction), to find these resources. A few selected titles are shown in this section.
Annual Reports of the Panama Canal Authority and Related Organizations
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Ttwo volumes of photographs of “banana boats”, a colloquial term for steamships that carried passengers from England to the Caribbean and returned with bananas for the British market. The TSS Camito was built for the Fyffes Line in 1956 by Alexander Stephens and Sons, of Glasgow, Scotland, and was scrapped in Taiwan in 1973. It operated between Southampton, England and various ports in the Caribbean. The SS Chicanoa was a banana boat liner built for Elders and Fyffes in 1958 by Alexander Stephens and Sons, of Glasgow, Scotland. It operated between Liverpool, England and the Port of Tiko, French Cameroons, now in the Republic of Cameroon. Due to its small size and inefficient steam turbines the Chicanoa was scrapped after 13 years.
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