Articles with tag: gatun lake

In my previous part of the review about the Panama Canal, we passed through the lock "Gatun" and went into lake Gatun.  Further up, we passed through the canal to the Pacific coast on a small motor vessel. We crossed the entire canal and arrived in the Pacific Ocean. Here's Gatun Lake...
We arrived in the Panama port of  Cristobal . That day, we passed through the  Panama Canal . Now let me tell about the northern slope of the canal and the ascent into the three-chambered lock "Gatun". This is the northern beginning of the Panama Canal from the Atlantic Ocean. This...
When the famous Alexandre Gustave Eiffel - the creator of the Eiffel Tower - was arrested, Ferdinand de Lesseps, an outstanding engineer of his time and author of the breakthrough of the Suez Canal, went mad, leading King of Spain Philip II to forbid even the though of such projects...
After making it up into the Gatun locks, the ship entered the lake of the same name. Gatun lake is actually a large reservoir, formed in the watershed by a huge dam across the Chagres river, which was visible from the starboard side. The Gatun Lake happens...
The construction of the  Panama Canal has become one of the most important milestones in navigation. It was first put into operation in 1920 (the first vessel passed through it in 1914, but due to the landslide in the Fall of that year, official movement was revealed six years later). The...