Photo of the Week
February 18, 2007 

Okay...after posting last week's photo, I had several CZ Images visitors write me about the identification of the crane boat lifting the Locks Locomotive.  Well, the boat is the Crane Boat La Valle shown here in this week's photo.  The La Valle was left over French equipment that the U.S. utilized for many years during and after construction  of the Canal.  I am working on getting more history on this fine old boat.  

Once the La Valle retired, the Crane Boat Atlas took it's place.  The Atlas was built in the Balboa Shops and basically designed after the La Valle.  Here is an image of the Atlas which was featured as photo of the week in January 2000: 


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