Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Panama Canal Locks

The Panama Canal:
The canal was built by the United States beginning in 1904 and was opened in 1914. It consists of three sets of double locks that are 1000 feet long and 110 feet wide. Today a new set of locks are under construction that consist of three lock chambers that will be 1400 ft. long, 180 ft. wide and 60 ft. deep, with each lock complex measuring more than a mile and a half in length on each side of the canal.
For more information on the Panama Canal see:
http://www.breezes.com/world-history-the-panama-canal.php Thanks to a Delaware student Natalie for find this website, very good information on Panama.

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