Middle Lock, Of Three, Gatun Locks, The Panama Canal

The LockGate Opened
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The lock gate opened thereby allowing the ship to pass from the lower lock into the middle lock.


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A Supply Shed
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A supply shed that appeared to contain paint was enclosed with cyclone fence walls.


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Photographers Shot The Ship
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Photographers on the shore shot me shooting them as the ship moved into the middle lock.


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Stacks Of Lumber
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Stacks of lumber and pre-assembled forms lay on the ground next to the ship as it moved slowly into the middle lock.


Middle Lock Of Three   •  Gatun Locks, The Panama Canal external link   •  (Photo taken 10:10:27 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 17 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2540
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Stop Signs And Staircase
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Alto/Stop signs were at the ready by a stairway entrance, all next to the base of the open lock gate.


Middle Lock Of Three   •  Gatun Locks, The Panama Canal external link   •  (Photo taken 10:10:36 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 17 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2541
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A Mule Entered Shed
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A mule entered the mule maintenance shed.


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Example Of Gate Mechanism
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The lock gates used to be opened and closed with large geared wheels and a modest electric motor. Now they are opened and closed using hydraulics.


Middle Lock Of Three   •  Gatun Locks, The Panama Canal external link   •  (Photo taken 10:14:44 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 17 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2552
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Observation Platform
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The observation building from which tourists could watch ships passing back and forth through the Gatun Locks.


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The Administration Building
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The Oficina Principal of the Canal De Panama.


Middle Lock Of Three   •  Gatun Locks, The Panama Canal external link   •  (Photo taken 10:15:40 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 17 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2555
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Mule Approached Apex
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The leading mule just approached the apex of it tracks where it would pause and wait for the lock to fill.


Middle Lock Of Three   •  Gatun Locks, The Panama Canal external link   •  (Photo taken 10:16:03 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 17 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2558
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The Ship Ahead Just Departed
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The ship ahead of ours had just departed the top of the three Gatun locks. Notice how small the photographers look in the context of the canal locks.


Middle Lock Of Three   •  Gatun Locks, The Panama Canal external link   •  (Photo taken 10:17:05 Sunday 25 May 2014)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 17 June 2014)   •  © 2014 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C14_2562
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