Contributed by Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
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On July 24, 1927 Charles Lindbergh landed his plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" on the beach in Old Orchard Beach.
As part of Lindbergh's Guggenheim Tour following his successful Atlantic crossing, he was scheduled to fly from New Hampshire to Portland on July 24. Because of heavy fog in the Portland area, he circled the vicinity for 1 1/2 hours looking for a landing field, finally landing on Old Orchard Beach.
About This Item
- Title: Crowds Greeting the Spirit of St. Louis, 1927
- Creation Date: 1927-07-24
- Subject Date: 1927-07-24
- Town: Old Orchard Beach
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 6 cm x 10.5 cm
- Local Code: 143
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
371 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Beaches--Maine--Old Orchard Beach
- Crowds--Maine--Old Orchard Beach
- Arrivals & departures--Maine--Old Orchard Beach
- Jones, Harry M., 1890-1973--Friends & associates
- Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
- Air pilots
- Transatlantic flights
- Transcontinental flights
- Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)
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