The first time I went through the Panama Canal this tug was pushing the ship right outside our porthole at 4:30 in the morning. Needless to say, I wasn't too happy about being awakened that early. But I was able to get this great shot later when it was light outside. The Herrera stayed with us until we entered the first set of locks on the Caribbean side. Last year I transited the canal again and we saw the same tug on Lake Gatun, the man made lake in the mid section of the canal.
"Lil' Toot" © Kathy Dunham 2009