Panama Canal

by Chossid November. 09, 2013 6486 views

Museum

HUGHEST roach!

Cicadas.

The scariest insect I ever encountered was an enormous cicada killer wasp, when I was in high school.

How the locks work

Observing the observation deck

A group of VIPs

Here comes a boat!

There is often no more than a total of 2' of water between the sides of the boat and the edge of the canal, so they travel very slowly. The new, parallel can will be much deeper and 2 or 3 times as wide, so allow bigger boats through.

A typical boat may be loaded with 5,000 containers. It usually costs $200,000 - $400,000 for a freighter to go through the canal, and there is a long line of them. In the daytime, they travel in one direction, and at night in the other. In Panama City, at night you can see the lights of a line of ships, waiting to go through the canal, waiting in the Pacific Ocean. When the new canal will be finished, it will double the capacity of the Canal, and the cost will go up to about $1,000,000 per ship!

This is indeed the lifeblood of the prospering country!

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Jacki 7 years, 3 months ago

Really interesting LEah! In Michigan we have the Soo Locks which provides access between Lake Superior and the other great lakes.... it looks exactly like this and is fascinating to watch the ships go through!

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Michel Beroard 7 years, 3 months ago

Que les humains semblent petits au milieu de leurs gigantesques réalisations !

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Dannii L 7 years, 3 months ago

Looks like an interesting trip.

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Deborah 7 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful ... up close and personal at the Panama Canal! What a site that must be at night seeing the ships waiting to go through ... it's amazing how much it costs, too! Always have been curious about how things work there. Not too keen on that roach, however! lol! Still, thank you for sharing such a nice set!!

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Eiram Marie 7 years, 3 months ago

12 and 14 are standing out! wonderful!

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Dan Ravasio 7 years, 3 months ago

a full dose of chossidized photographs... heaven,,, many to my faves

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Mujay 7 years, 3 months ago

nice set !

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Finbarr 7 years, 3 months ago

Fantastic captures !

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Àngel Pascual 7 years, 3 months ago

Un reportatge fabulós...molt complet i interessant...fan venir ganes de visitar-lo, les teves fotos...

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Antonio Gil 7 years, 3 months ago

What a great work made by man. Excellent post.

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Marilyn Grimble 7 years, 3 months ago

Excellent reportage Leah, thanks.

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Josy 7 years, 3 months ago

What monumental show these enormous tankers !!

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Abby 7 years, 3 months ago

A wonderful set!!!

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Jarvo J 7 years, 3 months ago

Neat set.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 3 months ago

Looks like an amazing place....and the scenes you've captured are wonderful!!!

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Yves Monast 7 years, 3 months ago

awesome post

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Lisa Charbonneau 7 years, 3 months ago

Exellent set!

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