Image from page 357 of “Panama and the canal in picture and prose ..” (1913) – more Marine Life goodness curated by www.SardineRunPE.co.za
Image by Internet Archive Book Images
Title: Panama and the canal in picture and prose ..
Year: 1913 (1910s)
Authors: Abbot, Willis John, 1863-1934. [from old catalog]
Publisher: New York [etc.] Pub. in English and Spanish by Syndicate publishing company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book.
Text Appearing Before Image:
ntific exploring expedition to unravel theriddle of the Darien, to count and describe theIndian tribes of the Isthmus, and to record andauthenticate traditions dating back to the Spanishdays, would be well worth the while of a geographicalsociety, a university or some patron of exploringenterprises. CHAPTER XVII SOCIAL LIFE ON THE CANAL ZONE ROM ocean to ocean the territorywhich is called the Canal Zone isabout forty-three miles long,ten miles wide and containsabout 436 square miles, aboutninety-five of which are underthe waters of the Canal, andMirafiores and Gatun Lakes.It is bounded on the north bythe Caribbean Sea, on the southby the Pacific Ocean, and on theeast and west by the Republic of Panama. Ittraverses the narrowest part of Panama, the waistso to speak, and has been taken out of that bodypolitic by the diplomatic surgeons as neatly asthough it had been an obnoxious vermiform ap-pendix. Its territory does not terminate at lowwater-mark, but extends three marine miles out to
Text Appearing After Image:
sea, and, as I write, a question of jurisdiction hasarisen between the two Republics—hardly twinRepublics—of Panama and the United States con-cerning jurisdiction over three malefactors capturedby the Zone police in a motor boat out at sea. Itmay be noted in passing that Panama is properlytenacious of its rights and dignity, and that casesof conflicting jurisdiction are continually arisingwhen any offender has only to foot it a mile or twoto be out of the territory in which his offense wascommitted. The police officials of the Zone affectto think that the Panama authorities are inclinedto deal lightly with native offenders who commitrobbery or murder on the Zone and then strollacross the line to be arrested in their native State.There was a quarrel on while I was on the Zoneover the custody of a Panamanian who killed hiswife, with attendant circumstances of peculiar
Note About Images
Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability – coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.