Where east meets west

Panama Canal to celebrate a centennial of transit

Posted: October 6, 2013 at 4:01 a.m.

CRISTOBAL, Panama — One morning in late January, Cunard’s cruise ship, Queen Victoria, approached the Port of Cristobal on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. Huge cranes towered against the dawn sky, ready for the ships that carry grain, cargo containers and petroleum between the East Coast of the United States, Asia, and the west coasts of North and South America. Without the canal, the freighters would have to make a long, treacherous journey around Cape Horn.

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Travel, Pages 54 on 10/06/2013