Photo of 1939 US Excavations near Gatun Locks

Thursday, October 25 2007 @ 12:20 PM UTC

Contributed by: Don Winner

Gatun Excavations from 1939 - Click For Full Sized Image
Gatun Excavations from 1939 - Click For Full Sized Image

By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Yesterday morning on a flight to Bocas del Toro we passed over Gatun Lake near the Gatun Locks. In this picture you can clearly see the excavations started in 1939 by the United States as part of a plan to expand the Panama Canal. Those plans were interrupted by the start of World War II and never restarted. The Panama Canal Authority will make use of these excavations, and this photo clearly shows the location of the future locks of the expanded Panama Canal. Please click on the image to see the full sized photo.

Copyright 2007 Text and Image by Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com. Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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