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2001-11 Panama Canal -Transit

 Panama Canal:

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Panama Canal Transit

Pacific Side Entry 

The staging area for ships to enter the canal.

Our Tug escort for our passing through Panama.

The only bridge across the canal, the Bridge of the America's.

The skyline of Panama City

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Entry to Mira Flores Locks

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Culebra Cut and Gatun Lake
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Atlantic Side Exit through Gatun Locks

Scroll down the pictures below and watch our ship lower in the lock. For reference look at the 

control room's roof 

compared to the ships 

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They were performing maintenance on the other lane.  The second shot is straight down from our balcony. We are so close that you can just barely see the water.

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By the time we reached the Atlantic side, The sun had set. This is the rearward view, with a second ship following us out to the Atlantic.

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Video Links (be wary of the size)

  4-star Rating Canal Clearance between Ship and Locks 120 kB

  3-star Rating Passing the Control Tower 120 kB

  2-star Rating Canal Adjacent Lane  232 kB

  2-star Rating Moving through Locks  232 kB

 Panama Canal:

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