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Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more than 85 feet via a series of gravity-powered locks.
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Unlike the locks on the Danube river, these locks are huge. The “mules” are the workhorse of the canal. Scenery is beautiful. Our ship went through slowly (8-10 knot per hour) so engine noise was minimal. We could hear the jungle life. Got bit by...More
This is certainly one if the greatest wonders of the world. It is magnificent to watch the gates of the canal open and close. It is amazing watching the shops pass through. It is great engineering and a spectacular thing to watch.
We watched the...More
We sailed through on a sailing ship, unfortunately not under sail. The size of the container ships that went through were just incredible. It was exciting to watch the trains that pulled the ships through and the locks in action. An experience that should. It...More