Cruise Ship Entering the Miraflores Locks Panama Canal - Stock image
Container Ship, Cruise Ship, Industrial Ship, Mode of Transport, Panama Canal
PANAMA CANAL, PANAMA - March 11, 2011: Ships traversing the Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal. These locks are raising the ships to the level of the Mirafores Lake. The Panama Canal acts as a shortcut, replacing the dangerous trip around the southernmost tip of South America. A ship sailing from New York to San Francisco via the canal cuts the travel distance more than in half.