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Old 05-11-2016, 07:17 AM   #9
Larry M
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City: JAX, FL
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We always avoided the locks on weekends and holidays, except once and we managed to arrive on opening day. What a mistake. Both locks were in use and there was still an over flow of boats. Patience was the term of the day. Like Walt's picture, lots of embarrassed skippers plus a huge peanut gallery on the lawn and locks which upped the pucker factor.

The big locks are pretty big (80 ft 825 ft) when you consider that the Panama canal locks are 110 ft x 1,050 ft.
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