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 also 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 as an enlisted Navigator and a Harbor and Docking Pilot in Vietnam, Korea and Japan.  In 1978 he retired from the US Army as a Senior Warrant Officer.

Captain Puckett holds a BS Degree in Marine Transportation Management from New York State Maritime College.

In 1996 he was selected to join the elite Panama Canal Force and over 16 years in Panama Piloted 144o ships throguh the Panama Canal. Captain Puckett has 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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