The mesmerizing traffic of the Panama Canal in a fascinating time lapse

I can watch this time-lapse video of the Panama Canal's ship traffic forever. Up, down, up, down—so mesmerizing.

Here is a first person angle:


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I imagine that shipbuilding and design is based around trying to fit the craft through these locks.

ie. Ships are as slim as they are because they need to fit through the Panama canal.