'Pride of Detroit' taking off Old Orchard Beach

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'Pride of Detroit' taking off Old Orchard Beach

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Description

The monoplane, Pride of Detroit, leaving Old Orchard Beach for Newfoundland in August 1927.

It was the first plane to attempt a transatlantic flight from Old Orchard Beach.

The pilot was Edward F. Schlee; William Stewart Brock was the observer. They made it as far as Japan, then aborted the rest of the trip due to poor weather over the Pacific.

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About This Item

  • Title: 'Pride of Detroit' taking off Old Orchard Beach
  • Creation Date: 1927-08-26
  • Subject Date: 1927-08-26
  • Town: Old Orchard Beach
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 17 cm x 22 cm
  • Local Code: HJScr3_p072_001
  • Collection: Harry M. Jones Scrapbook Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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For more information about this item, contact:

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