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21714-View from Cofferdam Showing Lower, Middle and Upper Locks,
at Gatun, Panama Canal.
At Gatun, which is 3 miles from the tide- rate the electricity by means of water tur-
water of Limon Bay and over 7 miles from bines that will be used in towing all boats
the deep water of the Caribbean Sea, there into and through the locks. Electricity will
are three double locks to offset the one at be used likewise in the operation of the gates
and the valves to the culverts. The towing
Pedro Miguel and the two at Miraflores at locomotives run
will be done by electric locomotives running
the Pacific Ocean terminus of tnhe canal. n coga h will paced on top o
on cog., ,,'ch, will be placed oil top 0
this picture the spectator is standing on the the locks. Moreover no vessel will be al-
Atlantic side and is looking into the three lowed to go through the locks with its own
locks, which are immediately contiguous. motive power. It will be possible to oper-
Each of these three locks gives a lift of a te two of these locomotives at the same
little more than 28 feet, or 85 feet altogether, time for each double lock, one running on
The head created by Gatun Lake will gen-' the side and the other on the middle wall.
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