A. A. Searchlight in action

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2 thoughts on “A. A. Searchlight in action

  1. bkarrer2013

    i sent you a list of 3 good books just yesterday!!! Suggest you take a peek at your collection to see what you have. The Museum i think sold Morris book for some time & it is full. Other than this the searchlights came in various sizes & formats, including rail mounted to be intended for use with the coast artillery big guns to illuminate enemy vessels in nearby waters. These look like those antiaircraft ones though. Could be at Amador, Kobbe, Randolph & Sherman. They are often seen in photos of parades at Ft Clayton or Albrook Air Base. BK

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    From: The Panama Canal Museum Collection at UF [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:55 PM To: bkarrer@comcast.net Subject: [New post] A. A. Searchlight in action

    ufpcmcollection posted: “The front of this image reads, “A.A. Searchlight in action – Panama”. Please help us learn more about this image. Can you tell us anything about this image that should be added to its record? If you can, please share with us in the comments sectio”

  2. “Wow”. A ways” back for me. But I can tell you that there is, some bunkers, located just north of the Gamboa Dredging division, where there is some US army machine gun nest) next to the entrance that leads to the old Gamboa airfield. A road barrier was placed at the entrance in order to prohibit the illegal entry of on authorized individuals, since the area is frecuently used by the Canal authority, (ACP) which has a lot of ship markers with solar panel & batteries beyond that point that is often being removed or, stolen by those individuals. If you are on bikes, you can use the adjacent road that leads to the old Gamboa pipe line, where you would see those machine gun nest, but entry beyond the road barrier erected by the former Panama canal commission, is not authorized. On your right, once at the entrance you would be able to see some old US army bunkers. Back in 1966,67 & 68, When the army had those bunkers at the Cerro Pelado (Across from the airfield) Complex, military goods where transported from those bunkers en route to Rio Hato before it was turned over to the Panamanian authorities. The bunkers at Cerro Pelado was later turned over to the former Panama canal Commission, and at this time the area is used by the Canal authority.

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