Iowans Eager for New Panama Canal
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The Panama Canal will mark 100 years of operation in August.
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About 40 ships cross the canal daily.
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A mechanical “mule” helps pull ships through the canal.";s:
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Sightseers gather on the observation tower at the Miraflores Locks.
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Christine Schrage and Joe Noonan at the KUNI studios in Cedar Falls.
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Mike Steenhoek at the Soy Transportation Coalition.
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The battleship Iowa squeezes through the canal in 1986.
USS Iowa Museum
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Container operations at the canal.
We all make time saving short cuts every day, but none could compare to one of the most important short cuts in history. The Panama Canal turns 100 this summer and a massive expansion project has Iowans predicting good things on several fronts.