Shipping News: the Opening of the Panama Canal and the SS Ancon – 15 August 1914

Posted on August 14th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On 15 August 1914, the SS Ancon became the first ship to sail through the Panama Canal.

To mark this historic moment, here are three newspaper stories from August 1914 that report on the opening of the Panama Canal.

You can also read our blog post about the building of the Suez Canal.

historical newspaper report on the Opening of the Panama Canal

Western Daily Press – Monday 17 August 1914

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000264/19140817/063/0005

historical newspaper report on the Opening of the Panama Canal

Newcastle Journal – Tuesday 18 August 1914

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000242/19140818/017/0004

historical newspaper report on the Opening of the Panama Canal

Southern Reporter – Thursday 02 July 1914

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000469/19140702/005/0001

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