Abstract

"The feasibility of constructing a canal communication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and crossing the American Isthmus has been discussed and written on since the time of Columbus but the subject has attained its present popularity only within the last few years. For several years past the press has almost constantly kept the project before the public and the indications now are that in the close of the 19th century some one of the many schemes that has been suggested will be in active operation. There has been various routes suggested for canals with and without locks. This paper will only give a very short description of the more important routs – together with their comparative advantages and their commercial bearings. So far as the data at hand will permit"--page 2.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1881

Pagination

30 pages, 1 plate

Rights

© 1881 L. X. Smith, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Canals, Interoceanic

Thesis Number

T 72

Print OCLC #

5920196

Electronic OCLC #

244008243

Comments

This thesis had 22 downloads while it was incorrectly in the Bachelors Degree series.

Holograph [Handwritten and illustrated in entirety by author].

Download includes a transcription of this handwritten thesis.

Smith_Loren_1881_Chart.tif (64 kB)
Chart showing the routes from the Atlantic to the Pacific by the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea

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