"Passing Ships" Panamá City Things to Do Tip by jujub

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  Ship Entering the Canal
by jujub

To see ships passing through the Canal, your best bet is to arrive at 9am, when the Canal starts to operate. The Miraflores Locks will only let visitors in at 9am, even if you arrive early, you won't be allowed in the premises.

Here you can see a ship entering the Canal. A lot of people are surprised that the Canal is not wider. As you can see, there are two passageways for the ships. The direction in which the ships pass can vary: the passageways could act as a 2-way street, or both could allow ships to go on the same direction.

In this photo, you cannot see the level of the water where the ship is entering. Once the locks open, the water level will equalize, and the ship will pass.

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  • Written Apr 24, 2004
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