Delve into Gatun in Panama
Gatun in the region of Colón is a city in Panama - some 33 mi or ( 53 km ) North-West of Panama City , the country's capital .
Current time in Gatun is now 01:35 PM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " America/Panama " with a UTC offset of -5 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Limón, Cartago, Quibdó, Santiago de Veraguas, and Sabanitas. While being here, make sure to check out Limón . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Gatun ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
Panama Canal Viewed from Cabin Window
Going down and out through the last Gatun lock as viewed from our cabin window on the Plaza Deck of the Island Princess on April 1, 2008. ..
Esclusas de Gatún, Portobelo y Baile de Congos
Para mas informacion entre a www.aventuras2000.com Esclusas de Gatún, Portobelo y Baile de Congos. Gira ofrecida por el Tour Operador Aventuras 2000 ..
Coral Princess New Years Eve Cruise
Coral Princess New Years Eve Cruise: Fort Lauderdale- Aruba- Columbia- Panama- Costa Rica- Jamaica ..
Panama Canal - Gatun Lock
Sailboat Cabaret transits the Panama Canal. This is the first of 3 locks of the Gatun Lock. ..
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Interesting facts about this location
Gatun is a small town on the Atlantic Side of the Panama Canal, located south of the city of Colón at the point in which Gatun Lake meets the channel to the Caribbean Sea. The town is best known as the site of the Panama Canal's Gatun Locks and Gatun Dam, built by the United States between 1906-1914.
Located at 9.27 -79.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
The Gatun Dam is a large earthen dam across the Chagres River in Panama, near the town of Gatun. The dam, constructed between 1907 and 1913, is a crucial element of the Panama Canal; it impounds the artificial Gatun Lake, which in turn carries ships for 33 kilometres of their transit across the Isthmus of Panama. In addition, a hydro-electric generating station at the dam generates electricity which is used to operate the locks and other equipment in the canal.
Located at 9.27 -79.93 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Third Bridge over Panama Canal
The Third Bridge over Panama Canal is a projected road bridge in Colón, Panama, which will span the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. When completed it will be a third bridge over the Panama Canal after the Bridge of the Americas and the Centennial Bridge both on the Pacific side of the canal. The bridge is proposed to be a double-pylon, double-plane, concrete girder, cable-stayed bridge with a main span of 530 m, and two side spans of 230 m.
Located at 9.31 -79.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Limon Bay (Bahía Limón in the original Spanish) is a natural harbor located at the north end of the Panama Canal, west of the cities of Cristóbal and Colón. Ships waiting to enter the canal stay here, protected from storms by breakwaters.
Located at 9.33 -79.93 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Fort Gulick was a U.S. Army base in the former Panama Canal Zone located on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal near Fort Davis, on Gatun Lake.
Located at 9.32 -79.87 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
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