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Ship Locks on the Rhone River

As we made our trip north on the Rhone River, we travelled through 16 locks. Each one lifted the ship to a higher level, varying from 9.5 feet to 72 feet above the previous level. Each of these locks is used for hydroelectric power in addition to ship transit. It is both a simple (in concept) and an amazing process. The top photo was taken entering a lock, the bottom photo shows us exiting a lock. Taken on the Rhone River, France - 2009 Canon Rebel XT Copyright: Photographer Laurel Talabere

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Anonymous Guest (IP: 77.41.52.146) 14 Dec 2010

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Heli Aarniranta 19 Nov 2009

Excellent captures good presentation.Most intresting experience and good you shared it with us!!

Sharon Gonzalez 18 Nov 2009

VERY AWESOME PHOTOS, LAUREL. LIKE THE PANAMA CANAL.