Panama Canal

Here's a couple of images of the Rangitiki making its way along the Panama Canal
(courtesy of J.T. Beardow from Canada)
~and something of a mystery.


The two images above were printed from negatives
belonging to Mr. Will Clode, Rangitiki's Head Baker
until 1950. As no notes were left with the negatives,
we  do not know how or when or by whom these
 photographs were taken.  The image to the right may
 be found in several places on the internet; perhaps it
is from NZSCo. memorabilia.  Regardless, it would
seem to be the same image as the one immediately above.

Would anyone with credible evidence as to the origins
of these photographs please contact me at so that this little riddle may be
resolved. Thank you.