The color photo to the right was taken on the flight deck of my Navy ship when I went through as a Lieutenant (I was the ship’s Chief Engineer.)
My grandfather went through the Canal just after World War One; his ship the USS VERMONT was chosen to transport the body of the Chilean ambassador back to Valparaíso for burial.
So, you can imagine how great it was for me to find this short YouTube time-lapse video through the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
It must be wonderful to sail through the Canal just as a traveler, soaking up the history and scenery.
Someday I’ll return and do just that!
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