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Mules at Panama Canal

History of the Panama Canal & how the locks work

Ships move into the canal with the help of tugboats to prevent the wind and currents from blowing them off course History of the Panama Canal by Davy Vogel The Panama Canal is a connection between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Ships can cut through the canal rather than going all the way around South […]

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Mules at Panama Canal

Panama Canal: How do locks work?

The Locks of the Panama Canal There are 3 sets of locks in the Panama canal. The most northern lock is the Gatun Locks. The Gatun locks have 3 individual locks. It takes about 26,000,000 gallons of water to fill a Gatun lock.Then it is the Pedro Miguel locks. That is the smallest set of […]

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