Weekly Photo Challenge – Good Morning!

Colón, Panama

At the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal lays the sea port city of Colón. Originally founded as Aspinwall in 1850 as a terminal for the Panama Railroad, the second largest city in Panama was built by United States workers. The gold rush on the west coast of the United States drew many from the eastern states. Prospectors would sail to Panama, cross the Isthmus by rail and board a different ship to continue their journey westward. In 1890, the city was renamed Colón.

Early morning, at the entrance to the canal, ships sit at anchor awaiting their scheduled canal passage. I submit, hopefully for your approval, my entry for this week’s photo challenge, “Good Morning!”; a predawn view of Colón and the entrance to the Panama Canal.

John Steiner



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