Here’s a cool time lapse of our boat going through all 6 lock chambers of the Panama Canal (Miraflores Locks x2, Pedro Miguel Lock and Gatun Locks x3) from the Pacific Ocean, up 85 feet to Lake Gatun, then down 85 feet to the Atlantic Ocean. An amazing engineering marvel that will be 100 years old next year. — Enjoy
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The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is a 48-mile (77.1 km) ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. There are locks at each end to lift ships up to Gatun Lake (85 feet (26 m) above sea-level).