The Panama Canal
"The world is a book and those who do not travel
read only one page " - St. Augustine

Cruise #10 (Apr 2017)
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GIF - How the Panama Canal Works From The Carribean Ocean Up To Gatun Lake and Back Down to the Pacific Ocean

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Limon Bay approaching the Gatun Locks from the Carribean Ocean

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The Gatun Locks

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Entering Lock 1 level with the Carribean Ocean

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Entering Lock 2

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The Gates Between Lock 1 and Lock 2 Opening

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Entering Lock 3

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Lock 3 - Gatun Lake is 87 feet above sea level

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Tugs Manuever An Eastbound Ship Into The Gatun Locks

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Gatun Lake

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Joan At The Panama Canal

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Looking Back At The Gatun Locks

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How The Canal Works - 1) A tug manuevers the ship into the lock

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How The Canal Works - 2) Workers in a tiny boat grab the lines from the ship

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How The Canal Works - 3) The lines are delivered and attached to the Mules on both sides of the lock

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How The Canal Works - 4) Powerful pulleys on the Mules keep tension on the lines as they pull the ship through the locks

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From Gatun Lake to the Gaillard Cut

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In the Gaillard Cut approaching the Centennial Bridge

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The Centennial Bridge rises 285 feet anove the water

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Under The Centennial Bridge

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The Pedro Miguel Locks. A single lock lowering the ship 35 feet into Miraflores Lake

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The Miraflores Locks

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Construction On The New Canal

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A Lock On The New Canal Which Is Not Operational Yet
 
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