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For look at modern wonder: Panama Canal cruises in spring
Often dubbed the "Eighth Wonder Of The World" and selected as one of the "Seven Wonders Of The Modern World," the Panama Canal is a 48-mile long waterway across the Isthmus of Panama linking the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Completed in 1914 by the United States (the U.S. kept control of it and the Panama Canal Zone until 2000), the creation of the canal saved ships going from the Atlantic to the Pacific some 8,000 miles as well as the treacherous journey to traverse the often-rough waters of the Drake Passage and Cape Horn.
By Georgina Cruz
January 17, 2012