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Gate Closing


Pilot, Gerd At Wheel, Dorothy, French Linehandler
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Gates Closing

Panama Canal Gates Closing Behind Us
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The flag is at the end of our boom. Lashed to the boom is our squaresail yard. Looking back we saw the massive gate of the canal lock starting to close behind us. Then the lock would fill with water, lifting us up from Atlantic Ocean level toward Lake Gatun.