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Saturday, January 14, 2012

A man, a plan, a canal, Panama *

For my International Business students, these photos will add some color to their "nuts & bolts" paperback reader, Niebert's A Tour of International Trade.

Miraflores Locks: the final (or first) 27 feet of elevation lost (or gained) on the trip from (to) the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean (or vice versa).
Bahia Negra: A German ship (of Liberian Registry) coming through the locks toward sea level and Panama Bay.

Fifteen minutes later, here comes Charlotte!  There are two locks here, one on each side of the house.

Charlotte C. Rickmers is a Panama Max: Capacity of 4500 loaded containers.
Note that more of her is visible because the water level in the lock has
begun to drop her to sea lavel.

*Thanks to my brother Sky McDougall for reminding me of this old palindrome.  

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