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Excerpt from Report of the Board of Consulting Engineers: For the Panama Canal
The report shows that all plans heretofore proposed for a canal, with elevations varying from zero (sea level) up to 100 feet. Have received careful consideration. But the Board was unable to reach a unanimous agreement. The majority of its members are in favor of a so-called sea-level canal, and the minority recommends a lock canal with a summit level 85 feet above the sea. A choice between the two must rest upon their relative advantages and disadvantages.
Both the majority and minority contemplate safe and commodious harbors in Limon and Panama bays. Though differing in details, such work in no way affects the type of canal, and consideration of the terminal harbors in connection therewith is here unnecessary.
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