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Panama Canal - Cruise #10 (Apr 2017)
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How the Panama Canal Works. See the time lapse video from the Carribean to Gatun Lake and 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

Panama City - Cruise #10 (Apr 2017)
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The Embera Indian Village - Cruise #10 (Apr 2017)
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The Indegenous People Of Panama

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Visiting the village requires a tour up the Chagres River

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The canoes used to navigate the river

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Crossing The Panama Canal

Time Lapse Video. Take a fascinating 11 hour trip through the Panama Canal in just 7 minutes
Chagres River Canoe Trip

Travel up the Chagres River by dugout canoe to visit the Embera Village
Home of the Indigenous People of Panama

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