Panama Canal: Miraflores Locks
The Miraflores Locks are the first locks on the Pacific
side of the canal. On the above photo, southbound vessels occupy both west and east lanes at Miraflores
Locks, where they are being lowered 16.5 meters from the level of Miraflores
Lake to the sea level of the Pacific Ocean. On the side of the locks
are electric locomotives that tow ships through the locks.