Widening the Panama Canal

I came across this very interesting video about the Panama Canal, and the project currently underway to widen it. It talks a bit about the history of the canal, how it was first built, and how it operates. Now there are mega ships that are much larger than anything that can fit through the canal today. What challenges do the engineers face in making new locks and new passageways for these mega ships?

I find the canal fascinating. If you do too, maybe you’ll enjoy this 45 minute documentary.

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We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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7 Responses to Widening the Panama Canal

  1. Thanks for sharing this with us! I am def watching this later tonight.


  2. Kongo says:

    Having taken a few ships through the Panama Canal as a ship captain during my days in uniform I love the whole history building this engineering marvel and everything associated with it. It has a fascinating history and is a testament to mankind’s drive to conquer nature and tame it. Great post.


    • Kris says:

      A ship captain? Oh wow, how exciting. We plan to take a boat trip on the canal and see a lot more of it. I can’t wait! I’ve heard about the canal all my life and never in my dreams did I think I’d have a chance to see it. You’re right, it is a marvel. I think about all the people who managed to make it happen, and all the people who gave their lives in the effort.


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