The Panama Canal was opened on this day in 1914. This canal joins the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, cutting short the distance between New York and San Francisco by almost 4000 miles.

This civil engineering project is still considered to be one of the best engineering projects in history. The Panama Canal has significantly eased the journey of ships between New York and San Francisco, making trade and travel possible at a level that never could have been thought of before. https://cutt.ly/jX0DXi