From the Stacks: Overlooking Canal

I spy a couple who is not afraid of heights! Nearly 110 years ago, a man and woman viewed the construction of the Panama Canal from a “tree on Balboa Mountain.”

tree overlook

Did sightseeing structures like this one remain after the construction period ended? Do you know anything about this location?


  • bkarrer2013

    I believe there as such a tree on the West Bank at Culebra Cut. I know I have seen such a photo When the ICC towns were evacuated & torn down I’m pretty sure that such things as a ladder up a tree were taken down too. Bob Karrer

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