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This event, that soon proved to have changed the world forever, was possible thanks to the labor of more than 75, men and women who worked for 10 years facing unprecedented challenges. Sincemore thanvessels have transited through the waterway bringing commerce, cultures and people from all corners of the world closer together.
Enjoy a short transfer to Flamenco Island, at the Causeway of Amador on the Pacific side of the canal where our tour outfitter welcomes you for the embarkation. You will first sail under the bridge of the Americas, which raises over meters above sea level and reunites the land divided during construction of the canal forming another link in the Pan-American Highway.
Breakfast is served buffet style. It was cut through the lowest and one of the narrowest saddles of the long mountainous Isthmus that joins North and South America.
The original elevation was 95 meters above sea level where it crosses the Continental Divide. Northbound on the Panama Canal, the first stop is at Miraflores locks, which are the tallest in the locks system due to the extreme tidal variation of the Pacific Ocean. The boat will be raised 17 meters above sea level in two steps to enter Miraflores Lake which is almost 2 kilometers long.
A transition from salt water in the Pacific Ocean to fresh water in the locks chambers and lake take place here.
Next the ship is raised in one step, this time an additional 9 meters, at the Pedro Miguel locks. At this point the ship will be sailing in Gatun lake at 26 meters above sea level and entering Gaillard Cut, the narrowest section of the Panama Canal.
The original width of Gaillard Cut was 92 meters and was increased to meters in the early s. In order to accommodate to the demands of today's transit needs, the Panama Canal Authority recently completed the monumental task of widening the Cut to meters in straight sections and up to meters in curves.
This allows for unrestricted two-way traffic of Panamax vessels, the largest ships that fit in the Panama Canal locks. The Chagres River has the distinction of being the only river in the world that flows into two oceans and it is the main source of fresh water which guarantees the operation of the waterway.
Lunch is served, while enjoying views of the giant cranes and dredging equipment near Gamboa, ships traveling southbound carrying cargo or passengers and the islands that dot Gatun Lake.
Half way through the voyage in Gatun Lake you will pass by Barro Colorado Island where the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute has been carrying out research on rainforest biodiversity since soon after this area was flooded and the lake was formed.
Gatun Lake covers an area of square kilometers and the islands in it are actually the tops of hills and mountains that were not flooded. Gatun Lake was once the largest man-made lake in the world. The locks at Gatun will lower the ship 26 meters to sea level in three steps and the ship will continue along a channel to the Port of Cristobal.
You will disembark in Cristobal and board a coach bus that will take you back to Flamenco Island on a 1: At Flamenco Island, your Ancon Expeditions of Panama driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. Please be aware that in exceptional cases you might return to your hotel at night time.Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal Transit TOUR DESCRIPTION On August 15, the SS Ancon made the first official ocean to ocean transit through the Panama Canal.
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