The Panama Canal is a canal designed by President Theodore Roosevelt to move people and goods faster. It was a popular traveling route during the famous Gold Rush Era. However, there were a plethora of issues during the process of building it, including diseases such as malaria striking the workers.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Titan's Curse

The Princess Andromeda's crew use it to get to San Francisco as the canal is the fastest way for a ship to travel between coasts. They use the canal, so that Luke Castellan's forces could meet at Mount Othrys, near San Francisco.

The Last Olympian

After the Battle of the Labyrinth, Kronos regenerates his forces and once again uses the Panama Canal to sail back to New York City from the west coast.


The effects of the Panama Canal.

Locations (CHB)
Magical Locations: Aeolia | Camp Half-Blood | Camp Jupiter | Cave of Trophonius | C.C.'s Spa and Resort | Daedalus' Workshop | Lotus Hotel and Casino | Mount Othrys | Ogygia | Olympus | Pan's Cave | Sea of Monsters | The Labyrinth | Tartarus | Underworld | Waystation
Cities, States, and Towns: Alaska | Bar Harbor | Bologna | Chicago | Detroit | Gila Claw | Indianapolis | Jamestown | Montauk | New Mexico | New York City | Palm Springs | Quebec | San Francisco | Dalmatia | Vancouver | Venice | Westport
Other Locations: Apennine Mountains | Aunty Em's Gnome Emporium | Carlsbad Caverns | Crusty's Water Bed Palace | Empire State Building | Gateway Arch | Grand Canyon | Greece | Hoover Dam | Italy | Junkyard of the Gods | Mount Diablo | Mount Etna | Mount Saint Helens | Mount Tamalpais | Pikes Peak | Polyphemus' Island | ROFL | Rome | Triple G Ranch | U.S.A. | Waterland