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|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.
|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...||09/19/2009||856|
|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...
|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...
|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...||12/12/2010||3,185|
|This overlay helps to see things better, as the res is too low.||08/13/2005||951|
|The international airport, 26km N-E of Panama City.|
Panama's largest international air gateway is located at Tocumen International Airport (IATA airport code PTY) in Panama City.
Tocumen is a large facility and center of flights heading to and from the Caribbean, South America, North America and all of Central America. Also, one European city (Madrid) is served. Tocumen is the hub...
|Four Ships waiting for yours pass of the Canal of Panama.||01/14/2007||453|
|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...
|Two ships on the Manchester Ship Canal taking cargo off at Elesmere Port. Note the river Mersey next to the Canal with the tide out. This was a benfit for hte Canal, that ships could sail up the canal even when the tide was out.||01/14/2007||293|
|Nice Cruise Ship in the harbor of Panama City - Panama||10/18/2005||554|
|MS Pacific Queen is a cruise ship touring in the Panama Canal.|
It was build 1968 for the shipping company Hansa Linien A/S in Sonderborg and sailed from Sonderborg (DK) to Gelting and Flensburg (D) to Kollund (DK). Sometimes also from Graasten (DK) to Flensburg.
1981 it came under Panama flag for tax reasons and came to Piraeus (Greece) for four years but came back...