Fact file: The Panama Canal
The first ship went through the canal in 1914.
The canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
The average cost for a ship to travel through the canal is $100,000.
The most expensive passage was $419,000.
The canal cuts off thousands of miles for ships.
The canal drops 85 feet on total.
There are three sets of locks. Miraflores, Gatun and Pedro Miguel
Richard Halliburton swum the canal in 1926.
The photos show the gates closing and the water draining out to the next level.