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The Chilean Steamer Teno in Upper Chamber Approaching Guard Chain, Gatun Locks, Panama

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Title:
The Chilean Steamer Teno in Upper Chamber Approaching Guard Chain, Gatun Locks, Panama
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood, Publishers
Copyright Date:
1915

Notes

Donation:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
2013.2.105
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AA00015257:00001

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Material Information

Title:
The Chilean Steamer Teno in Upper Chamber Approaching Guard Chain, Gatun Locks, Panama
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood, Publishers
Copyright Date:
1915

Notes

Donation:
Gifted on behalf of William P. and Barbara L. Angrick

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved on the material.
Resource Identifier:
2013.2.105
System ID:
AA00015257:00001

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21776-The Cliilean Steamer Teno in Upper Chamber Approaching Guard Chain,
Gatun Locks, Panama Canal.


The vessel -here shown in Gatun Lock is
moving in the direction of the Atlantic
Ocean, Gatun Lake being in the back-
ground. The emergency dam car be clearly
seen at the end of the side wail just back of
the Teno'; smoke stack. Of the protective
devices employed in the locks, there is the
emergency dam, mentioned above, which
may effectually shut off the flow of water
through the lock in case some serious acci-
dent should happen to the gates, and there
are the feAder chains as shown in this view.
Each of fheie chains weighs 24,098
pounds. There are twenty-four in number
and they are placed on the upper side of the
gates. They prevent the locks from being
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rammed by a ship that may approach the
gates under its own power, or that should
escape from the locomotives. In operation
the chain is stretched across the lock-cham-
ber from the top of the opposing walls, and
vhen it is desired to allow a ship to pass,
the chain is lowered in a groove to the lock
floor. It is raised again when the ship has
passed over it. The raising and lowering
are accomplished from both sides by mech-
anism mounted in pits in the lock walls.
The vessel that strikes this chain is not
brought to a standstill suddenly, but is
eased down, the maximum tension being
73 feet.
Keystone View Compitany.


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