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Panamal canal 2013

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

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