Monday, March 17, 2008
This is a cruise ship, along with about a hundred smaller boats, passing through the south end of the canal. You can see it better if you click on it to enlarge it. The huge ships can pass through one at a time but the little ones have to wait and go through with a big ship because it is not worth it to operate the locks for small ships. I read somewhere that some ships pay more than $100,000 to pass through the canal. I think it is based on weight.