The history of the construction of the Panama Canal is the saga of human ingenuity and courage: years of sacrifice, crushing defeat, and final victory. Many gave their life in the effort. Follow the story from the early days of the French construction period, to the completion by the United States with photos and early movie clips.


Bill is a native of Colon, Panama which is the primary Panama port for RC cruises.  He grew up around the Panama Canal, where his father worked on the Gatun Locks.