The Panama Canal with Kids: A Boat Tour of Lake Gatun. There are myriad ways to experience Panama’s most famous attraction! One of the most popular options is to visit the Miraflores Locks but my favourite way to experience the Panama Canal with kids is b
Gatun Lake is a large artificial lake to the south of Colón, Panama. It forms a major part of the Panama Canal, carrying ships for 33 km of their transit across the Isthmus of Panama. Map of gatun lake
Captain Mercer snapped this photo of Gatun Lake during his transit of the Panama Canal. Did you know that Gatun Lake is an artificial lake? It was created between 1907 and and at that time it was the largest man-made lake in the world.