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HE 553 052 mo.40 1946

CORPS OF ENGINEERS, UNITED STATES ARMY

PORT SERIES No. 40

(REVISED 1946)

THE PANAMA CANAL

AND ITS PORTS

PREPARED BY

THE BOARD OF ENGINEERS FOR RIVERS AND HARBORS

WAR DEPARTMENT

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON:1946

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Port and harbor conditions:

Brief history
General description
Ports a
Tides and tidal currents
Weather conditions

Anchorages-
Port customs and regulations :

Administration
Arriving and departing vessels

Documents required
Quarantine regulations
Immigration

Exclusion of undesirables

Exclusion of Chinese
Customs
Admeasurement of vessels
Navigation of the Canal and adjacent waters

General
Requirements concerning officers, crew, equipment and

passengers
Navigation in Canal and harbors
Accidents and claims
Radio communication

Miscellaneous
Transportation of hazardous cargoes in Canal Zone waters

Explosives

Hazardous cargoes in bulk, other than explosives
Port services and charges:

Quarantine
Customs fees
Tolls
Handling lines
Fire protection
Pilotage
Dockage or wharfage
Charges for mooring to buoys
Right of basin
Towage
Lighterage
Storage
Handling
Stevedoring and transferring cargo
Labor -
Miscellaneous charges

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Fuel and supplies:

Electric current
Provisions
Water supply
Coal bunkering

Oil bunkering
Port and harbor facilities:

Piers, wharves, and docks at Cristobal
Piers, wharves, and docks at Balboa
Freight-handling machinery
Storage warehouses
Bulk freight storage
Dry docks and marine railways
Marine repair plants
Floating equipment

Salvage equipment
Communications:

Railroads--
Panama Railroad Company freight classification and tariff
Switching
Storage
Car demurrage
Steamship services
Air lines
Cables

Radio
Commerce:

Canal traffic
Principal commodities transported

The Panama Canal as a route for United States traffic
List of piers, wharves, and docks at Cristobal
List of piers, wharves, and docks at Balboa

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Frontispiece.

Location map of Panama Canal Zone
Atlantic entrance and Cristobal Harbor
Gatun Locks -
Gaillard Cut, general view
Gold Hill, Gaillard Cut
Pedro Miguel Locks
Panama Canal at entrance to Miraflores Lake
Anchorage area and entrance channel at Atlantic entrance
Anchorage area and entrance channel at Pacific entrance
Piers Nos. 6, 7, and 8, Cristobal
General view of Cristobal terminals
Interior of shed on Pier No. 18, Balboa
Dry dock at Cristobal
Floating crane "Hercules" at Gatun Locks
Port facilities map of Cristobal-
Port facilities map of Balboa

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