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Old 01-12-2005, 05:47   #1
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Gulf of Panama

“The bumpy and sometimes winding road to Panama”
by Carolyn & Bob Mehaffy
For Pacific voyagers headed into the Caribbean via the canal, the Gulf of Panama is the last hurdle. Between frequent high winds, the navigational hazards presented by the islands in the gulf and the steady stream of big-ship traffic, the gulf can be a challenging crossing...
Read the Article from “Ocean Navigator” magazine:
http://www.oceannavigator.com/article.php?a=9612
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It appears from recent correspondence that the Panama Authorities are doing their best to discourage cruising folk from visiting Panama. There has been a campaign of what should be described as harrassment against all the places providing slip facilities, and a dramatic reduction in both facilities and slip space.
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