An astonishing feat of engineering that has changed modern times, the Panama Canal has been owned by three countries, connects two vast countries, has been functioning for almost a century, broke a country in two, and cost untold lives in its difficult construction. It is part of the modern economy ticking away and truly a marvel of human engineering.
It's being expanded and improved in time for its century anniversary. Truly a marvel!
|One of the dredging boats that dug the canal.|
|A view of the construction of the canal from inside the museum.|
|Looking from the Miraflores locks towards the Pacific Ocean.|
|Draining the canal.|
|The many viewers -- a popular tourist attraction!|
|The modern ships dwarf the Miraflores station. Most ships are now constructed to within centimeters of fitting within the canal.|