A Day On The Panama Canal



A timelapse (recorded on April Fools day 2012) of a day’s marine traffic through the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal, which turns 100 this month.

You can also watch live footage of the Locks here.


Meanwhile, almost a century ago…

A souvenir postcard from the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.



(H/T: Spaghetti Hoop)

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8 thoughts on “A Day On The Panama Canal

    1. benny

      Yes. They have to go right the way back round the Cape if they want to go the other way. Or, y’know, they have a schedule or something at the lock to aid in managing traffic.

      06:00 to 15:15,: Pacific to Atlantic
      15:45 to 23:00: Atlantic to Pacific.

      At any other time, travel is permitted in both directions.

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