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Panama Canal

Panama Canal

the Gatun Locks' view in the Panama Canal.

The Panama Canal extends across the Isthmus of Panama from Colon on the Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean Sea) side to Balboa and the Pacific Ocean.
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Panama Canal Expansion Project Overlay

Panama Canal Expansion Project Overlay

The third set of locks project is a plan to expand the Canal’s capacity composed of three integrated components: (1) the construction of two lock facilities – one on the Atlantic side and another on the Pacific
side – each with three chambers, each which include three water reutilization basins; (2) the excavation of new access channels to the new locks and the widening of existing navig...
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Panama Canal tour

Panama Canal tour

The Panama Canal is a 48 mile (77 km) canal that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, through the Isthmus of Panama. The canal has had an enormous impact in the 20'th century shipping between the two oceans, mainly replacing the long route south of Cape Horn at the southernmost tip of South America. In avarage allmost any long sailing route which involve passing the Americas can be s...
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Hercules Floating Crane in Panama

Hercules Floating Crane in Panama

The "Hercules" and "Ajax" were two 250-ton capacity floating cranes extensively used in the construction of the Panama Canal. These leviathans had the mightiest lift in the world at that time and were built in Duisburg, Germany during the pre WWI years specifically for handling the gates of the canal locks. Henry Schoellhorn was hired in 1912 to head the Electrical Department of the Mechanical...
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Titan Floating Crane - Herman the German in Panama

Titan Floating Crane - Herman the German in Panama

One of the four cranes that Adolf Hitler demand to made in 1941. These were the biggest cranes in the world during the World War II and they were tooked by the Allies (United States, UK and Russia) when the war ended, as war treasures.

The "TITAN" crane was moved to California where she stayed 50 years, and then in 1999 the crane was brought to serve in the Panama Canal, and tod...
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Former US Bases and fortifications in Panama

Former US Bases and fortifications in Panama

This is a collection of locations of former US Bases in the Panama canal zone, some of them were built at the beginning of the Panama canal construction in 1904, then expanded during WWI, WWII, and Cold War era.
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Erie Canal, NY

Erie Canal, NY

File includes a path through the Erie canal and snapshots of locks on the canal with a couple of links to postcards on the locks.
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Canal of Panama

Canal of Panama

Canal of Panama, makes the linking of the Atlantico Ocean with the Pacifíco Ocean behind its canal lock that crosses the country
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Caen Hill Locks, Wiltshire, England

Caen Hill Locks, Wiltshire, England

Caen Hill Locks are a flight of locks on the Kennet and Avon Canal, between Rowde and Devizes in Wiltshire England.

The 29 locks have a rise of 237 feet in 2 miles (72 m in 3.2 km) or a 1 in 44 gradient. The sixteen locks seen here form a steep flight in a straight line up the hillside. Because of the steepness of the terrain, the pounds between these locks are very short. (Look ...
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Aguadulce Army Airfield

Aguadulce Army Airfield

Aguadulce Army Airfield (also known as Airdrome Aguadulce ) is a former United States Army Air Forces World War II airfield in Panama used as part of the defense of the Panama Canal. It was closed on 1 March 1948.

Established on 1 April 1941, Aguadulce Airfield's mission was to defend the Panama Canal. Most of its operational history was that of an auxiliary airfield, hosting fig...
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Ship Locks

Ship Locks

Some locks in Germany and France where ships are let into the lock, doors close and water is let out. In those here the ships sail into the lock and the lock hubs up the canal.
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Knowle Locks

Knowle Locks

The Grand Union Canal is lifted almost 42 feet here. Two narrow boats can be seen in the bottom lock. As the locks are 72 feet long these boats will be around 55 feet.
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