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Gatun Lake and South End of Gatun Locks, Panama Canal

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Title:
Gatun Lake and South End of Gatun Locks, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1913

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:
2013.2.147
System ID:
AA00015299:00001

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Material Information

Title:
Gatun Lake and South End of Gatun Locks, Panama Canal
Physical Description:
Photograph
Donor:
Angrick, Bill ( donor )
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Copyright Date:
1913

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:
2013.2.147
System ID:
AA00015299:00001

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If .one does not take. a careful glance at
the map he is apt to think of 'the Pan_ .r I
CanafT'running more or less east and vest,
that is, one would'.naturally .expect to enter
the canal on the Atlantic side and go ih a
westerly -direction to the Pacific cyo.t.
Almost the opposite direction, however is
really what is taken, for thl:canal ch.nn l
runs direct south for a few miles from C 1 1
and then..in a general southeasterly course
tb the Pantraa end.
In this view, therefore, we can realize at
once that we have our backs to the Atlantic
and. are facing the impotiTed. .waters of
-Gatun lake at the south end of the- Gatun
locks. The operator of the camera caught
this panoramrna ;fr0m-i an excellent vantage
point in the top of a lighthouse located on


id of Uatun LoCKS, ranama Canai.


the west wall of the locks. This lighthouse
is 9o feet. high as is clearly shown if you
c.bsi&rve the workman in the right fore-
gro-und.
In the foregrouhd, also, may be seen the
:1t par of. massive gates composing the
t'ird double lock, which gives immediate
access to the Gatun Lake proper. .In the
distance to the left just beyond the lock
r c.s may be noticed an emergency dam
(explained fully in views 21726, 21727,
21728, -1730o); the corresponding. dam on
the cth-r side is also partially visible. The
Gatun I ake, which spreads out beyond the
lock, will'cover an area of some 164 square
miles; the channel in the lake at this point
will -be I,ooo feet wide and this width will
be maintained for 5I miles,


Copyright 1913, by The Keystone View Company,


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