Saturday’s scene: Welcome to the Miraflores Locks


Gate to the Miraflores Locks in Panama Canal

When our Silver Cloud Panama Canal Cruise entered the Miraflores Locks from the Pacific Ocean, Alan and I experienced our second boomer adventure cruising through the Panama Canal. No matter how many times you transit the canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, there’s something new to see and learn. Even the non-techie boomer traveler will appreciate the history of a technological fete that caused the death of 27,500 workers beginning with the French effort in 1880 (21,900 workers died) and culminating with the canal finally opening in 1914 as a result of U.S. leadership (5,600 workers died).

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