How do Canal Locks Work?

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People use boats for all kinds of reasons, and in the same way, there are all kinds, shapes, sizes, and ages of locks used for waterway navigation across the world. Freight is big business. “Shipping” got its name for a reason, and we still use ships to move a lot of our stuff. The video provides a basic summary of how locks work, including an explanation of the water saving basins used on the new locks at the Panama Canal.

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