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Panama Canal via the Coral Princess cruise ship, March 2013

Panama Canal via the Coral Princess cruise ship, March 2013

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    • The Panama Canal 2013via the Coral Princess
    • From the Caribbean approach. The French beganthe canal in 1880, but were defeated by diseaseand financial problems.
    • The United States, in agreement withPanama in 1903, began construction ofthe canal and finished in 1914. Panamatook over full operation in 1999.
    • Attaching the “mules” which guide and pull the ship through the canal.
    • Lock is closed and highway bridge is still in place across the canal.
    • Lock opening to allow ship entry in to the first lock. The highway has been swung
    • Two large container ships ahead of the Coral Princess in the
    • “Mules” tightening cables to guide ship through canal
    • Using gravity flow, the water from theupperlock flows into the lower lock, raising the
    • Ship in lock, water rising. Check line level on ship & water level (red arrows) with
    • The dam of the Chagres River which forms Lake
    • End of locks into Lake Gatun
    • A ship preparing to leave the last of 3 locks from the Caribbean to Lake
    • Lake Gatun, 26 meters above sea
    • Visitors Center for the new canal expansion due to be finished in
    • Container ship entering locks from Lake Gatun toward the Caribbean
    • Tug coming to help us into locks at Lake Gatun for return
    • “Mule” waiting to attach a cable to the Coral
    • The Coral Princess in the locks on the voyage back from Lake Gatun to the
    • Dockside at Colón, Panama
    • Photography byFlying Three Enterprises © 2013