It’s the only lock in the world that has special locomotives to pull the ships through. The Miraflores Locks of the world-famous Panama Canal. The 48-miles-long canal connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific one. All that via the Carribean Sea.
After the canal was completed in 1914, its contruction was one of the most largest and difficult engineering projects ever, ships could avoid the much longer Cape Horn route.
Watch our exclusive video showing you some action at Miraflores Locks – back in the 1960s. Some special footage after the jump/below…
An array of facts about the Panama Canal