The Panama Canal and Surrounds Travel Guide
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- 85%Nightlife Lovers
Member Reviews (8)
- The Panama Canal and SurroundsFirst to ReviewMar 06, 2013
Going through the Panama Canal on a cruise ship is one of the most relaxing, yet interesting things to do. Watching a ship that you can't imagine could ever fit into a lock go into the lock, fill up with water all around the ship (with limited space to spare), then coming out into the next water way and cruising down to the next lock.
- The Panama Canal and SurroundsMar 06, 2013
The Canal is one of the greatest wonders--it's a treat to stand at Miraflores or Gatun locks and see a ship either be lifted up 85 feet, or set down 85 ft, and hear the electric locos running on tracks that assist the pilot keep the ship centered in the lock chamber. If you can take a partial transit, that's awesome, to actually be in the chamber and see the inside of the chamber.
- The Panama Canal and SurroundsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 05, 2012
The Panama Canal was constructed in two stages. The first between 1881 and 1888, being the work carried out by the French company headed by de Lessop and secondly the work by the Americans which eventually completed the canals construction between 1904 and 1914.
When the canal was first designed, the problem of landslides had been ignored. As a direct result of all the slides and upheavals encountered, excavation increased by 15.3 million cubic metres. This was about 25% of the total estimated amount of earth moved.
- The Panama Canal and SurroundsJul 05, 2012
This place is a marvel of modern engineering to see these giant gates in action, equalizing the levels of water between the Atlantic & Pacific oceans, watching these huge ships pass thru the locks with mere feet on either side to spare. This to me has got to bee one of the seven wonders of the world.
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