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21725-North End of Gatun Locks, Facing the Atlantic Side, with Dredges at Work in
the Canal in the Distance, Panama Canal.
We are now looking north toward the 28 feet. The other offset of this kind may
Atlantic ocean. The camera was focused in be noticed between the second and third
the same go foot lighthouse tower on the lock gates. At first glance this second drop
lock-wall, but turned in the exact opposite in the wall surface gives the erroneous im-
direction to what it was in taking view pression that the walls have been changed
21720. In the foreground are to be seen from their true straight course to one in-
the lock-gates of the first two double locks; declining to the left of the view. From this
the third one is shown in view 21720, and view, also, we get an idea of the immensity
the three together raise the incoming vessels of the construction work when we note the
a distance of 85 feet from Limon Bay to three car tracks, laid temporarily for the
the waters of Gatun Lake. quick and efficient handling of material.
In the immediate foreground is shown In the distant estuary of Limon Bay are
the curvature in the construction walls, seen hydraulic dredges in action. Their
.Which represents their elevation at this operation is. described in view 21745.
point, necessitated by the lock raise of some
Copyright 1913, by The Keystone View Company.