George Washington Goethals

Construction of locks on the Panama Canal, 1913
Panama Canal under construction, 1907
A World War I poster for the US Shipping Board, c. 1917–18
Uncle Sam pointing his finger at the viewer in order to recruit soldiers for the U.S. Army during World War I, 1917-1918
Transfer of ammunition from standard-gauge railway to trench railway during the Battle of Passchendaele
Roosevelt and Goethals on US stamp, 1939
Goethals on Canal Zone postage stamp, 1928
Goethals Monument, Panama City
Goethals Bridge
Dredge Goethals
USNS George W. Goethals

United States Army General and civil engineer, best known for his administration and supervision of the construction and the opening of the Panama Canal.

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City College of New York

Public college of the City University of New York (CUNY) system in New York City.

Harris Hall
Original St. Nicholas Terrace entrance to Shepard Hall, the main building of CCNY, in the early 1900s, on its new campus in Hamilton Heights, looking up and westward from St. Nicholas Avenue
1876
Statue of General Alexander S. Webb (1835–1911), second president of CCNY (1869–1903)
College library bookplate with an early version of the college seal from the era when the institution was named the College of the City of New York, 1866–1929
Engineering School
Shepard Hall, rear entrance, looking east from Convent Avenue, City College of New York, 2010
Shepard Hall, looking West from St. Nicholas Avenue to Shepard Hall's main entrance on St. Nicholas Terrace (1907)
Shepard Hall tower, seen from Hamilton Heights
A stone grotesque on a CCNY building from 1906, holding a model of Shepard Hall
Contemporary and Gothic Revival architecture in the background
North Academic Center (2011)
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
The Free Academy at Lexington Avenue and 23rd Street in New York City in the 1800s
The former Adolph Lewisohn Stadium, now the site of the North Academic Center (1915)

One of the outstanding Nineteenth Century graduates of City College was the Brooklyn-born George Washington Goethals, who put himself through the college in three years before going on to West Point.

Emergency Fleet Corporation

Established by the United States Shipping Board, sometimes referred to as the War Shipping Board, on 16 April 1917 pursuant to the Shipping Act (39 Stat.

A World War I poster for the US Shipping Board, ca. 1917–18.
"Make Every Minute Count For Pershing", United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation, ca. 1917–1919
Western World in 1922
Emergency Fleet Corporation Design 1001, Ferris type, photo of the USS Banago (ID # 3810).
Incomplete merchant ships laid up at Seattle, Washington, circa early to mid-1919, probably the storage facility at Seattle used by the Northern Pacific Division of the Emergency Fleet Corporation for wooden cargo ships it accepted without engines after the World War I Armistice. Naval History & Heritage Command, Online Library of Selected Images, Photo #: NH 43179.

The EFC General Manager, General George Washington Goethals, had all other effective powers without that one crucial power necessary to implement the Corporation's policies.

United States Military Academy

United States service academy in West Point, New York.

Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, center, with the U.S. Corps of Cadets senior leadership and Brig. Gen. Michael Linnington, far left, Commandant of the Corps of Cadets, after the congressional retirement review of the Corps of Cadets for Rep. Dave Hobson, center right, and Rep. Jim Saxton, center left, 2008
French map of West Point in 1780
Artillery cadet in 1805, wearing a mixture of commissioned and non-commissioned uniforms prescribed for artillery cadets
West Point, from Phillipstown (1831) engraving by W. J. Bennett showing the original buildings of the United States Military Academy
Thayer monument
Robert E. Lee, American Civil War general who graduated from West Point and later served as its superintendent from 1852 to 1855
West Point Cadet C. Benek by Mathew Brady
Henry Ossian Flipper
United States Military Academy uniform in 1882
Corps of Cadets c. 1870
Class at West Point, 1929
Class of 1980 Cadets Carol A. Young, Gregory Stephens, and Kathryn A. Wildey at West Point, December 1976
First female graduates in 1980
The Corps of Cadets assembled with facemasks for the 2020 Army-Navy game.
Looking north toward the central campus
The Trophy Point Amphitheater hosts cadet ceremonies as well as free summer concerts.
Cadet Chapel
One of the six wings of Washington Hall during lunchtime
Nininger Hall, part of the original Cadet Barracks
West Point Cemetery
The 57th & 58th Superintendents, LTG Franklin L. Hagenbeck (L) & LTG David H. Huntoon (R)
West Point in a New York Central Lines ad
Graduates of the Class of 2008 toss their hats after "class dismissed"
Cadets cross a rope bridge during summer training
Indoor obstacle course
Class of '57 honor memorial on which the honor code is inscribed
Cadet collar and shoulder sleeve insignia
Cadet captains' shoulder sleeve insignia
Cadet color guard on parade
Class of 2012's motto
Rwandan President Paul Kagame visits his son's room during Plebe-Parent Weekend
"Beat Navy" tunnel
A cadet in action during the 2009 Army–Navy lacrosse game
Army men's rugby
2012 West Point class ring
Sedgwick's spurs
2009 Goat-Engineer game
"Walking the area"

Two of the most notable graduates during this period were George Washington Goethals from the class of 1880, and John J. Pershing from the class of 1886.

Richland, Washington

City in Benton County, Washington, United States.

Richland during the early days of the Hanford project
President Nixon's visit to Richland
The former Richland City Hall, which has now been demolished
Community Center, Richland
Exercise class in a multipurpose room of the Community Center
A view of Rattlesnake Mountain from the Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland
Sweeping views of Queensgate, Downtown, and North Richland as seen from Badger Mountain

The main street (George Washington Way) is named after the first president, who was a surveyor; Stevens Drive is named after John Frank Stevens, chief engineer of the Panama Canal and Stevens Pass; Goethals Drive is named after George W. Goethals, designer of the Panama Canal; and Thayer Drive is named after Sylvanus Thayer, superintendent of West Point and later founder of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

Panama Canal

Artificial 82 km waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean and divides North and South America.

Location of Panama between Pacific (bottom) and Caribbean (top), with canal at top center
The panamax ship MSC Poh Lin exiting the Miraflores locks, March 2013
Satellite image showing the location of Panama Canal: Dense jungles are visible in green.
Ferdinand de Lesseps, the French originator of the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal
Excavator at work in Bas Obispo, 1886
Share of the Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interocéanique de Panama, issued 29. November 1880 - signed by Ferdinand de Lesseps
The US's intentions to influence the area (especially the Panama Canal construction and control) led to the separation of Panama from Colombia in 1903.
The Culebra Cut in 1896
The Culebra Cut in 1902
Chief engineer John Frank Stevens
Sanitation officer William C. Gorgas
President Theodore Roosevelt sitting on a Bucyrus steam shovel at Culebra Cut, 1906
Construction work on the Gaillard Cut is shown in this photograph from 1907.
General George Washington Goethals, who completed the canal.
The USS Missouri, an, passes through the canal in 1945. The 108' 2" (32.96 m) beams of the Iowas and preceding were the largest ever to transit the Canal.
Pacific Side entrance
Gatun Lake provides the water used to raise and lower vessels in the Canal, gravity fed into each set of locks
Miter lock gate at Gatún
Roll-on/roll-off
ships, such as this one pictured here at Miraflores locks, are among the largest ships to pass through the canal.
Maximum ship sizes for the Panama and Suez canals
Gatun locks showing the "mule" locomotives at work
New Agua Clara locks (Atlantic side) in operation
Neopanamax ship passing through the Agua Clara locks.
A Marion steam shovel excavating the Panama Canal in 1908
The Panama Canal locks under construction in 1910
The first ship to transit the canal, the SS Ancon, passes through on 15 August 1914
Spanish laborers working on the Panama Canal in early 1900s

His replacement, appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt, was US Army Major George Washington Goethals of the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Joint venture between the U.S. states of New York and New Jersey, established in 1921 through an interstate compact authorized by the United States Congress.

Logo in use 2020 to present
Old logo used until 2020
George Washington Bridge
John F. Kennedy International Airport
111 Eighth Avenue, formerly the Inland Terminal Number One, in Manhattan (now owned by Google)
The PANYNJ had its headquarters in 1 World Trade Center (North Tower) (left)
Tolls collected at the Holland Tunnel and other crossings help fund the Port Authority
Journal Square Transportation Center
The PANYNJ handles the third largest amount of American shipping, in tonnage, with only Houston and South Louisiana handling more.
Part of the A.P. Moller Container terminal at Port Elizabeth
AirTrain Newark at Newark Liberty International Airport
A PATH train bound for the World Trade Center
The newly constructed World Trade Center in 2013.
Inside of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

The Goethals Bridge, named after chief engineer of the Panama Canal Commission General George Washington Goethals, connected Elizabeth, New Jersey and Howland Hook, Staten Island.

William Howard Taft

The 27th president of the United States (1909–1913) and the tenth chief justice of the United States (1921–1930), the only person to have held both offices.

Taft in 1909
Yale College photograph of Taft
Sultan Jamalul Kiram II with William Howard Taft of the Philippine Commission in Jolo, Sulu (March 27, 1901)
Roosevelt introduces Taft as his crown prince: Puck magazine cover cartoon, 1906.
One of a series of candid photographs known as the Evolution of a Smile, taken just after a formal portrait session, as Taft learns by telephone from Roosevelt of his nomination for president.
1908 Taft/Sherman poster
1908 electoral vote results
1909 inauguration
Newton McConnell cartoon showing Canadian suspicions that Taft and others were only interested in Canada when prosperous.
Taft and Porfirio Díaz, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 1909
Official White House portrait of Taft by Anders Zorn, c. 1911
Taft promoted Associate Justice Edward Douglass White to be Chief Justice of the United States.
1909 Puck magazine cover: Roosevelt departs, entrusting his policies to Taft
Taft with Archibald Butt (second from right)
Taft and Roosevelt – political enemies in 1912
Campaign advertisement arguing Taft deserved a second term
Electoral vote by state, 1912. States won by Taft are in red.
Taft (left) with President Warren G. Harding and Robert Lincoln at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, May 30, 1922
Chief Justice Taft, c. 1921
The U.S. Supreme Court in 1925. Taft is seated in the bottom row, middle.
Time cover, June 30, 1924
Taft insisted that Charles Evans Hughes succeed him as chief justice.
Taft's headstone at Arlington National Cemetery
Four-cent stamp issued for Taft (1930)

The Isthmian Canal Commission had trouble keeping a chief engineer, and when in February 1907 John F. Stevens submitted his resignation, Taft recommended an army engineer, George W. Goethals.

Charles Young (United States Army officer)

American soldier.

Young in 1919
Captain Charles Young in 1903
Charles Young cartoon by Charles Alston, 1943
Young's house near Wilberforce, Ohio

He later failed an engineering class, but he passed it the second time when he was tutored during the summer by George Washington Goethals, the Army engineer who later directed construction of the Panama Canal and who as an assistant professor took an interest in Young.

Isthmian Canal Commission

American administration commission set up to oversee the construction of the Panama Canal in the early years of American involvement.

He reported back on the "astonishing" progress that Army Corps of Engineers Colonel George Washington Goethals and his team were making excavating the "big ditch", building dams and locks.

West Point Cemetery

Historic cemetery in the eastern United States, on the grounds of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York.

Old section in January 2009
Old Cadet Chapel at the entrance to the cemetery

Major General George Washington Goethals, "Builder of the Panama Canal"