Panama Canal Zone Shipping Service
updated on 11 September 2017
My family lived in the Panama Canal Zone for more than 80 years, leaving only after the Canal Zone was turned over to Panama in 1999. As a child in the 1950s and 1960s, I sailed on all three of the Panama Line ships: Panama, Ancon and Cristobal. When I was 16, The Panama Line gave me my Letter of Committment so that I could work on merchant ships to earn money for college. Most of these Panama Line collectibles came from my family. A few older items were purchased from antique stores or internet sources. All are guaranteed to be original artifacts.