Captain Kenneth Puckett

Retired Panama Canal Pilot

Maritime Historian 


Lecture Series


    a.  Age of Exploration of Western Hemisphere.

    b.  France's Design and Construction of a Canal across Panama. 

    d.  US Construction of the Panama Canal 1903 -1914.

    e.  Operation of the Panama Canal 1914-1999.

    f.   US Turn Over of the Panama Canal to Republic of Panama

    g.  Republic of Panama Expansion of the Panama Canal

    h.  Panama's Operation of the New Canal

     i.  WWII Axis Plans to Destroy Panama Canal

     j.  The Saint Lawerance Seaway.

     k. History of Maritime Navigation,

     l.  Modern Ships Construction 

    m. The Cruise Industry.  


Captain Kenneth Puckett is a retired Panama Canal Port Captain and Senior Panama Canal Pilot.  He is an accomplished Speaker and has made maritime presentations before professional organzations, military units, civic groups, colleges and aboard some of the world's largest cruise liners.

He served eight years in the US Navy and twelve years in the US Army Transportation Corp. He served as an enlisted Navigator and a Harbor and Docking Pilot in Vietnam, Korea and Japan.  He retired from the US Army as a Senior Warrant Officer in 1978. Captain Puckett holds a BS Degree in Marine Transportation Management from  New York State Maritime College.

Since 2006 Captain Puckett has also presented his of lectures on Maritime History and the Panama Canal aboard cruise ships of Disney Crusie Line, Carnival UK Lines, Cunard Lines, Princess Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise line and The Yachts of Seabourn.   

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