Opening the Gates

 

The gates remain closed until the water level in the present lock reaches the level of the forward lock at the Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal

Gates Closed

Gates Closed

The gates start to open …

Gates Opening

Gates Opening

Opening the Locks

Opening the Locks

Open Gates

Open Gates

Once the gates are fully open, it is clear sailing to Lake Gatun

Open Sailing

Open Sailing

A catamaran leads the car-container ship through the locks and onto Lake Gatun

A Catamaran Leads

A Catamaran Leads