One Hundred Years Later, Work Begins on New Locks for the Canal

By Geraldine Cook
August 27, 2009

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Panama City, 24 August (EFE).- One hundred years after the first cement blocks were put in place for the Panama Canal, in 1909, the interoceanic canal, which has been traversed by 983,000 vessels over the course of a century, is getting ready for new locks that can be used by the new ships of the twenty-first century.