'Pride of Detroit,' Old Orchard Beach, 1927

Contributed by Old Orchard Beach Historical Society


Pride of Detroit, a Stinson SM-1 Detroiter, with William S. Brock and Ed Schlee at the controls, attempted an around the world flight. It made it from Detroit to Curtiss Field, New York, on Aug. 22, 1927, where they made final preparations.

They spent their first overnight at Old Orchard, then flew as far around the world as Tokyo by Sept 14.

Because of pressure due to number of recent fatalities in over-water flight and bad weather in the Pacific, they stopped their trip.

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About This Item

  • Title: 'Pride of Detroit,' Old Orchard Beach, 1927
  • Creator: Portland Press Herald Evening Express
  • Creation Date: 1927
  • Subject Date: 1927
  • Town: Old Orchard Beach
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 25 cm
  • Local Code: HJScr3_p020_001
  • Collection: Harry Jones Scrapbook #3
  • Object Type: Image

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Old Orchard Beach Historical Society
P.O. Box 464, Old Orchard, ME 04064
(207) 934-9319

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