traveling from East to West actually travel from North to South in the
From the Caribbean Sea, ships first encounter these Locks.
View the WebCams
Canal Expansion or TOPO Map
A third set of locks was
almost built in the watery area to the right in 1941 See: THE BIG DITCH
Out in the Caribbean Sea,
ships wait to continue their voyage into the Pacific on the other side
The ships will first
notice, pn their starboard side the OLD FRENCH CANAL.
The Caribbean Sea can almost be seen in view looking North.
Notice the "ARROW". It directs ships to left or right locks, day or
a scene as ships arrive from the Caribbean Sea.
about the same position, sombody caught a bus crossing on a roadway
built into a lock gate.
name "GATUN" appears on this main control building.
our submarines transver the locks. Notice the in-complete paint repairs
below the water line.
The Gatun locks - looking
south into Gatun Lake.
Gatune Lake ship wait area, for those heading north into the Caribbean.
Next is GATUN LAKE
.Go To CULEBRA CUT
or PEDRO MIGUEL LOCKS
or MIRAFLORES LOCKS
Go To the PANAMA MAP
the PACIFIC OCEAN
MAP or the ATLANTIC OCEAN MAP