Letters: The Travels of John Muir

Muir must have been quite the man. Shortly after 1863, he sailed through the Panama Canal, which was finished in 1914. The first attempt at construction didn’t start until 1880. “Someone to Watch over Earth” [Spring 2010] is a nice article, but this statement appears incorrect.

Gary Steuck Madison

Editor’s Note: You weren’t the only astute reader to point out that the Panama Canal opened in 1914. We should have clarified that Muir’s voyage included land passage through what would later become the canal.

Published in the Summer 2010 issue


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