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Panama Canal Time Lapse - Full Transit Travel From the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic

  • from: ssims
  • uploaded: Mar 23, 2016
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Here's a cool GoPro time lapse of our boat traveling through all 6 lock chambers of the Panama Canal (Miraflores Locks x2, Pedro Miguel Lock and Gatun Locks x3) from the Pacific Ocean, up 85 feet to Lake Gatun, then down 85 feet to the Atlantic Ocean. An amazing engineering marvel that will be 100 years old next year. -- Enjoy

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The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is a 48-mile (77.1 km) ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean (via the Caribbean Sea) to the Pacific Ocean. The canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a key conduit for international maritime trade. There are locks at each end to lift ships up to Gatun Lake (85 feet (26 m) above sea-level). President Obama visited Miraflores Locks visitors center

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