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21 720-Gatun Lake and South End of Gatun Locks, Panama-Canal.
I bne. does not take a careful glance at I the west wall of the locks. This lighthouse
the map he is apt to think of the Panama is 90 feet high as is clearly shown if you
SCanal running more or less east and west, observe the workman in the right fore-
that i, cne would naturally expect to enter ground.
the canai on te Atlantic side and go in a In the foreground, also, may be seen the
we'sterly, -: c ion to the Pacific, coast, two pair of massive gates composing the
Almost f .opposite direction, however, is third double I ck, which gives immediate
Srea:ly ;at'is taken, for the canal channel access to the Gatun Lake proper. In the
runs direct south for a few miles fror- C 1 i distance to the left just beyond the lock
and then in a general southeasterly course i -tes rray be noticed an emergency dam
to the Panama end, (explained fuLy in views 21726, 21727
In this view, therefore, w c an reali::e at 21728, 2 7.u'; the corresponding dam on
once tha' we haveour backs to the Atlantic the other v'de is iS', partially visible. The
and are facing. the impound water f Gatun I a:e, v.,iich spreads out beyond the
Gatun k-ke at the.south end of the Gatun i loc>. i1l cover an area of some 164 square
locks. The-operator- of the camera cau:.ht miles; the channel in the lake at this point
this. pan rama.~o1 an excellent vantage will be .0o fet.t wide a:nd this width will
point in- tp.of-a aht ,.e ,c, t cae iai' eo -i j5 miles,
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