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    Comment to Topic Posted by Attila Jancsina › The Panama Canal - From the Atlantic Through the Pacific
  •   In reality, Momotombo was a nearly dormant volcano that is also 100 miles from the proposed Nicaraguan canal. However, Cromwell’s efforts paid off and the U.S. legislative assembly voted to build the canal in Panama.

      The rest is history. The United States started building the Panama Canal on May 4, 1904 after gaining Panama’s graces by helping it achieve independence from Colombia. The U.S. this time took careful attention for extensive sanitation and control of mosquitoes, something the French failed to do which resulted in the deaths of its workers. Because of this, the Americans had a lower death toll although the toll did reach 5,609 workers from the 10-year construction period. The canal was completed on 1914, and was opened on August 15 of that year.
  • 7 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Attila Jancsina › The Panama Canal - From the Atlantic Through the Pacific
  •   Cromwell then took advantage in 1902 of an erroneous 10-cent Nicaraguan postal stamp made by the US American Bank Note Company, which showed the Momotombo volcano fuming with smoke and about to erupt. It was also the part of the year in which the Caribbean experiences high volcanic activity, something that Cromwell also took advantage of. Cromwell used the opportunity to make a false story about Momotombo erupting and causing seismic shocks, and published it in the New York Sun. He also sent leaflets with the Nicaraguan stamps to all senators.
  • 7 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Attila Jancsina › The Panama Canal - From the Atlantic Through the Pacific
  •   During the 8 years that the French spent on their attempt – from 1881-1889 – they had lost as much as 22,000 workers due to the work conditions of the canal.

      The Americans Take Over

      The American idea was to build a canal across Nicaragua, and not Panama as was attempted by the French. In a bid to realize their own plans, Philippe Bunau Varilla of the French Canal Syndicate tapped the services of William Nelson Cromwell to convince the United States Congress to build the canal across Panama instead.
  • 7 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Attila Jancsina › The Panama Canal - From the Atlantic Through the Pacific
  •   The high mortality was compounded by the hospitals instead of helping, because the wards in which the sick workers were confined had no screens. The hospitals were also breeding grounds for mosquitoes because health officials had no idea about the mosquito’s role in disease transmission.

      The working conditions were not the only factors in the failure of the French attempt. Other factors included the lack of field experience by the French, and the difficulty of the concept itself.
  • 7 Months Ago

    Comment to Topic Posted by Attila Jancsina › The Panama Canal - From the Atlantic Through the Pacific
  •   On January 1, 1880, the French decided to start constructing the canal at sea level through Panama, then a province of Colombia. The project was as ill-fated as the Darien scheme, because the French did not make any studies as to the geology and the conditions of the water in the region. Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and yellow fever struck mercilessly on the French work-force, resulting to a high mortality rate among them. At that time, nobody suspected mosquitoes of being capable of carrying deadly diseases.
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Attila Jancsina › The Panama Canal - From the Atlantic Through the Pacific
  •   Finally, the US$8-million Panama Railway was established by the United States. Opened in 1855, the overland trans-oceanic link was able to facilitate easier and speedier trade between the two oceans. However, some people still think that an all-water route would be more effective and ideal.

      The French Attempt at Building the Canal
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Attila Jancsina › The Panama Canal - From the Atlantic Through the Pacific
  •   It was not until the 19th century that construction of the Canal was initiated. Before that, however, Scotland has tried to initiate trade links between the Atlantic and the Pacific through the Darien scheme, an attempt to establish a colony on the Isthmus of Panama. The scheme was ill-fated, however, which caused high numbers of deaths in the ranks of the colonists due to the inhospitable conditions of the isthmus and England’s refusal to support the effort.
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Attila Jancsina › Famous People In Maine
  •   Ms. Tyler was originally surnamed Rundgren, as she was brought up to believe that Todd Rundgren was her biological after. According to her mother, Bebe Buell, she chose to hide Steven Tyler's paternity because the Aerosmith frontman had a major drug abuse problem when Liv was born.

      After discovering the secret, Liv then changed her surname to Tyler but keeping the Rundgren name as a middle name. She even appeared in the video of Aerosmith's song "Crazy". It could also be remembered that her father's band wrote several songs featured in the soundtrack of Armageddon, her most successful movie next to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Attila Jancsina › Famous People In Maine
  •   Liv Tyler

      Liv Tyler is famous in the public eye for her portrayals as Bruce Willis' daughter in the science-fiction motion picture Armageddon, the elf Arwen in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy and for being the real-life daughter of Aerosmith's vocalist Steven Tyler.

      Although she was born and continues to live in New York City, Liv Tyler spent part of her childhood in Portland, Maine (http://www.topmainefsbo.com/) and attended three schools in the area. These schools are, namely, Congressional School of Virginia, Breakwater Elementary and Waynflete. At the age of 12, she moved back to New York City.
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    Comment to Topic Posted by Attila Jancsina › Famous People In Maine
  •   King's first successful novel was Carrie, which was released on Mother's Day in 1973. Published by Double Day, Carrie is the story of a girl with psychic powers. It earned King US$400,000, with US$200,000 of the figure going to Double Day.

      The success of Carrie earned King a positive reputation. All his other novels were commercial successes and were adapted into films. Two of these novels were Pet Sematary and The Green Mile, with the latter made into a film starring award-winning actor Tom Hanks.
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