The Locks of the Panama Canal

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Any visit to Panama City should certainly include visiting the locks at the Panama Canal. The new locks opened in 2016 and is definitely a source of national pride for the country as this was the first project run by Panama in the canal. Although you don’t have to understand the history of the Panama Canal to appreciate how impressive the locks are from an engineering perspective. It is obviously much more than a source of pride for the country as every ship that passes through the canal pays fees that can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and potentially even up to a million dollars.

DSC_8718 One of the New Locks Closing

IMG_0540 Cargo Ships Waiting to Enter the Locks

DSC_8712 Only the Lock Crew Can Take the Ships

DSC_8692 The Old Locks in the Distance

The new locks are able to accommodate even larger ships as well as allow ships…

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