National Geographic : 1935 Nov
RoyalAir Force official photograph (Crown copyright reserved) BUT FOR A SEA-LEVEL WATERWAY, ASIA AND AFRICA WOULD HEREBE ONE In the center is a Canal station, with its landing stage. Fanlike dumps show where dredges have piled back the wind-blown sands or emptied loads ofdirt or shale excavated from the bottom of the Canal. Traffic on this water highway is a barometer of world trade. Thousands of shipspass through iteach year-5,663 in1934.