Articles with tag: panama canal cruises

The program of our cruise foresaw a partial visit of the  Panama Canal . The ship climbed three locks into the Atlantic slope and out to the lake, where it was anchored, and tourists were taken further out for various excursions. Among the excursions, there was an "Expedition on the Panama...
Balboa is a city and port on the Pacific coast, at the entrance to the Panama Canal . The  Bridge of the Americas is the bridge in Balboa, at the entrance to the Panama Canal on the Pacific side. It was opened in 1962. Its overall length is 5413 feet (1650 meters). Here's the Pacific...
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...
Here you can find few photos of the Panama Canal. Author: Ehlzhbeta Chegarova Source: prosto-gost.livejournal.com Translated by: Zoozi
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...
On the left is the dam on the river, which formed the reservoir of  Miraflores . Finally, the lock chambers were free and ready to take our ship. This arrow shows the skippers which of the two lines to choose. Moving into the left chamber and toward us from the right chamber...
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...