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Destination: Fort San Lorenzo on Panama's Caribbean Coast

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Panama's Fort San Lorenzo
Panama's Fort San Lorenzo

By DON WINNER for - In August of the year 258 the Emperor of Rome issued an edict commanding that "all bishops, priests, and deacons should immediately be put to death." Four days later, on 10 August 258, Lawrence, the last of the seven deacons of the church, suffered a martyr's death. The ruins of the Spanish fortifications bearing the name of Saint Lawrence are located at the mouth of the Chagres River where it empties into the Caribbean Sea, in the form of the "Castillo San Lorenzo El Real de Chagres" (The Royal Saint Lawrence Castle of Chagres.) If you've never been there, it's certainly worth the trip. (more)

A Single Picture Is Worth More Than Me Typing All Afternoon: ...or something like that. Take a look at this slide show of photos of Fort San Lorenzo.

If You Want To Go: Give me a call (office 399-4750 or cell 6614-0451) or drop me an email ( if you would like to see Fort San Lorenzo close up and personal, and I would be happy to take you out there. If you're lucky we might be able to spot a howler monkey in the trees near the fort. It's a great day trip. Salud.

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