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- This series of locks known as the Gatun Locks is the entry/exit into the Atlantic Ocean. There is a set of three lock chambers that raise/lower ships to 26.5 meters (87 feet) above sea level. The dimensions to each individual lock is 320 meters (1050 feet) long and 33.53 meters (110 feet) wide. To fully fill a lock with water requires 15 minutes.
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