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E.S. "Gordon" Lacey - Diary 1
Gatun Locks. These are the largest set of locks of the three. We sailed into the first lock which is on a level with the lake. The water is pumped out and we sink down to the level of the next lock, and so on until we are down on the sea level again. All along the edge of each lock crowds gathered to see us pass. On the edge of Miraflores Locks a small crowd of soldiers collected, and of course as soon as we came in they started to cheer and before long showers of coins badges and other souveniers were being exchanged between the yanks & our chaps. When we arrived at the Pedro Miguel Locks our eyes were gladdenend by the
E.S. "Gordon" Lacey - Diary 2
Pedro Miguel, we got a sight of two members of the fair sex, and you may be sure their appearance was greeted with wild cheers, from the ship, as they were the first females we had seen for a consid- -erable time. Here again there were crowds of soldiers and darkies and the exchange of coins and badges started again. All