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Today’s ships often have less than one foot of clearance on either side as they go through the canal, but after the canal expansion is completed in 2015, even larger ships will be able to use the waterway.

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Panama: The Country, the Canal and a 100th Anniversary

I’m standing on the deck of a 24-passenger catamaran, watching the sun rise over the Pacific. Yes, that’s right. The sun is rising over the Pacific.