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A CANAL TRANSIT

PANAMA CANAL OVERVIEW

LOCK CONTROL TOWERS

MIRAFLORES LOCKSPANAMA CANAL OVERVIEW

LOCK CONTROL TOWERS

PEDRO MIGUEL LOCKSPANAMA CANAL OVERVIEW

LOCK CONTROL TOWERS

GATUN LOCKSAll three are identical on the outside and similar within. This was on purpose. They are designed and located to provide maximum visibility of the locks under their control.PANAMA CANAL OVERVIEW

PANAMA CANAL OVERVIEW

A CANAL TRANSIT

Entering Gatun Locks from the lake.A CANAL TRANSIT

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The Gatun Visitors Center has not changed since I was there. Then again, it does not get the crowds.It has a nice museum and simple restaurant. I preferred this one as the viewing platform was almost on top of the lock chambers.A CANAL TRANSIT

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THE ATLANTICENTRANCE

LIMON BAY

COLONA CANAL TRANSIT

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THE NEW ATLANTIC LOCKSA CANAL TRANSIT

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THE NEW ATLANTIC BRIDGEABOVE: The construction site on the west bank left side.

RIGHT: An image of the planned bridge looking north. This bridge will allow development of the coast to the west.A CANAL TRANSIT

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Panama Canal OverviewComparison With Competition SUEZ CANAL:Mediterranean and Red Sea First completed:1869 Current version completed:N/A Canal Length:100.8 Miles Vertical Change:0 Locks0 Length:N/A Width:673 ft. Depth:79 ft. Suez Canal Authority Toll

17,225 Transits (2012)

Panama Canal OverviewComparison With Competition SOO CANAL:St. Marys River between Lake Superior and Lake Huron First completed:1855 Current version completed:1968 Canal Length:1.6 Miles Vertical Change:27 ft. Locks1 Length:1200 ft Width:110 ft Depth:32 ft Army Corps of Engineers no fee

~ 10,000 Transits / Yr.

Panama Canal OverviewComparison With Competition WELLAND CANAL:Lake Erie to Lake Ontario First completed:1830 Current version completed:1932 Canal Length:27 Miles Vertical Change:326.5 ft. Locks8 Length:766 ft Width:80 ft Depth:30 ft St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. Toll

~ 3,000 Transits / Year

Panama Canal OverviewComparison With Competition ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY:Lake Ontario and Montreal First completed:1871 Current version completed:1959 Canal Length:57.1 Miles (5 separate canals) Vertical Change:223 ft. Locks7 Length:766 ft Width:80 ft Depth:30 ft St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. - Toll