After viewing the video, take a minute to read "My Behind the Locks Panama Canal Inside Story" where I detail some little known facts about the Canal and its operation.
20 1/2 minute video
The USS Iowa entering north end of Mariflores locks in 1986. Since she is entering the north end of the locks that means she is headed south and into the Pacific.
The locks run north and south not east and west as everyone thinks.
My nephew, Jimmy Lee Slover, was a senior control house operator. He operated the locks, shot and narrated the video and put it on a dvd.
My brother, James, who is Jimmy Lee’s father, was also a senior control house operator.
The locks are controlled from the control house, which sits between the locks. There is a replica of the locks in the center of the control house. It replicates every thing the lock does, which helps the control house operator to operate the locks.
There is no steel, rebar or wire of any kind in the concrete of the panama canal. There also are no cracks in the concrete 100 years later.
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