21 October 2007

Travel Journal Panama Canal Did-you-knows



DID YOU KNOW? ...
· the French started the Canal in 1880, the US took over in 1904 and it was completed in 1914
· the Panama Canal is 80 km long
· in 2004 there were 12,518 transits with $757.7 million in tolls
· the lowest toll for transiting the Canal was 36 cents by Richard Haliburton, who swam through
· the average time spent in transit is 8 to 10 hours
· 58% of the available water in the Canal watershed is used for lockages

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