FROM BOGOTA , COLOMBIA IT TOOK ANOTHER ONE HOUR AND TEN MINUTES TO REACHED PANAMA CITY. PANAMA CANAL IS IN BETWEEN TWO OCEAN THE PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC . THE FIRST ONE TO ATTEMP TO BUILD THE CANAL WAS THE FRENCH BUT FAILED THEN THE AMERICAN HELP  PANAMA TO GAIN THEIR INDIPENDENT FROM COLOMBIA SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE THE CONTROL IN BUILDING THE CANAL. THERE ARE THREE STAGES IN CROSSING THE CANAL.ON THE FIRST DOCK THEY ARE GOING TO CLOSE THE GATE AND PUMP THE WATER TO RAISE THE SHIP FOR THE SECOND DOCK . 

 ONCE THE SHIP IS INSIDE THE DOCK THEY GOING TO TOW THE SHIP BY ELECTRIC TRAIN AND FOLLOWED BY TUG BOAT TO KEEP SHIP STRAIGHT.THE REASON WHY THEY ARE DOING THIS PROCEDURE BECAUSE THE CANAL IS  CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN.THE PUMPING OF THE WATER IN THE DOCK WILL LAST ABOUT TEN MINUTES. THE TOLL FOR EVERY CROSSING BETWEEN THREE HUNDRED TO FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS DEPEND ON THE SIZE OF THE SHIP AND WILL TAKE EIGHT HOURS TO CROSS THE FIFTHY  MILES CANAL INSTEAD TAKING FOURTHEEN DAYS  OF SAILING AROUND  THE CONTINENT.

 TOURIST CAN EXPERIENCE TO CROSS THE CANAL FOR 180 DOLLARS .  

 THIS RICHARD HALLIBURTON MAKE HISTORY IN 1928 SWAN THE CANAL AND PAID ONLY 36 CENTS FOR THE TOLL FEE AND THAT MAKE THE LOWEST TOLL FEE FROM THE CANAL.

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