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Entering Pedro Miguel Lock!  The single chamber will lift the MS Veendam from Miraflores Lake about 30 feet up to Gatun Lake which is 85 feet above sea level.
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Did you know that the Panama Canal was actually the brainchild of King Charles V of Spain in the early 1500, even though it was first attempted by the French, and then later completed by the Americans?
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Entering Pedro Miguel Lock! The single chamber will lift the MS Veendam from Miraflores Lake about 30 feet up to Gatun Lake which is 85 feet above sea level. . Did you know that the Panama Canal was actually the brainchild of King Charles V of Spain in the early 1500, even though it was first attempted by the French, and then later completed by the Americans? . #panamacanal  #cruise  #cruiseship  #traqtravel  #traveling  #vacation  #visiting  #instatravel  #instago  #instagood  #trip  #holiday  #photooftheday  #fun  #travelling  #tourism  #tourist  #instapassport  #instatraveling  #mytravelgram  #travelgram  #travelingram  #igvel 

35 Comments:

  1. sinniahganeshan

    Lovely view /capture! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’™

  2. the.storybook.of.travels

    @kimkarringtoncartwright that is a great question! The answer is that Panama has mountains and impossible at the time to make a cut to make a waterway at sea level. Instead they made shallower cuts at higher elevation an created these two artificial lakes. So you have 2 locks on the Pac side to elevate the ships up to the lakes and 1 lock on the Atlantic side to bring the ships back down๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. s_khomchenko

    Wonderful pic๐Ÿ‘

  4. sofi_5912

    Interesante๐Ÿ‘

  5. kimkarringtoncartwright

    @hanklouiefoto Awesome info - thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š I have always wanted to take the time to research it but since you were there I thought you might know best. It had to be a really expensive undertaking but I assume it was worth it for the trade possibilities.

  6. the.storybook.of.travels

    @s_khomchenko Thank you very much...nice weekend to you!

  7. the.storybook.of.travels

    @sofi_5912 Thank you very much๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ŠI am glad you find it interesting!

  8. menthe.natural

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  9. the.storybook.of.travels

    @menthe.natural Thank you very much๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  10. melujuice

    ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿ’š

  11. eclectic.shooter

    Very interesting facts about the Canal, Hank! Did the French attempt it at that location or elsewhere?

  12. the.storybook.of.travels

    @melujuice Thank you very much๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  13. the.storybook.of.travels

    @carllum_photography there was a camp who wanted to build through Nicaragua ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  14. gd5100

    I heard a lot of times but this is the first time i see ๐Ÿ˜

  15. the.storybook.of.travels

    @gd5100 I hope you enjoy and maybe one day travel there!

  16. gd5100

    @hanklouiefoto i hope i will ๐Ÿ˜„ i enjoy of course this gallery is amazing

  17. the.storybook.of.travels

    @gd5100 ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  18. luxaurorae

    Amazing and beautiful gallery ๐ŸŒŸโœจ๐Ÿ™Œโœจ๐ŸŒŸโค๏ธ

  19. the.storybook.of.travels

    @luxaurorae Thank you very much ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ŠI appreciate the comment๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  20. luxaurorae

    @hanklouiefoto My pleasure ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™‹

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