This is a view of the Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal from the
Panama Canal Visitor's Center.
Our journey on the canal started at the port of Gamboa nar Lake Gatun
towards the center of the canal.
This is a large ship crossing through the Culebre Cut part of the
canal. This part was cut through hills and lots of rock.
A large ship is about to enter the Pedro Miguel Lock here.
The lock is about to open!
Joy and I are pictured inside one of the locks on the Panama Canal.
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The Panama Canal is
often called the 8th wonder of the world. It was constructed in
the early 1900s to bridge a path between the Pacific and Atlantic
Oceans so ships did not have to go all the way around the tip of South
America. After seeing the canal, I can appreciate all the hard
work and effort that went into building this marvel. The canal
uses a system of locks to raise and lower ships from sea level to the
level of Lake Gatun and back to sea level. We did a partial
transit tour from the port of Gamboa near Lake Gatun to the Pacific
side We went through three sets of locks.
Last Updated: June 3, 2017 10:04 PM