Ship Exiting the Miraflores Locks of Panama Canal - Stock image
Bridge - Built Structure, Centennial Bridge, Famous Place, Panama Canal, Canal Lock
PANAMA CANAL, PANAMA - March 11, 2011: Ships Exiting the Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal. 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.