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Aug 12, 2011 - The Top of the World

We're on the Top of the World! Well, not quite, but for a short time this morning we were the highest seagoing vessel in the world. The Da Vinci crossed the European Watershed - the equivalent of our Continental Divide at an elevation of 430 metres. Not much by our standards in the Rockies, but the highest point anywhere in the world to which a seagoing ship can navigate. To do so we navigated several of the very deep locks that we discussed yesterday, three of them almost 25 metres each, as well as many more of lesser depth. We had a...

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