'Old Glory,' Old Orchard Beach, 1927

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'Old Glory,' Old Orchard Beach, 1927

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On the back of the photo is written in pencil "Chrysler towing 'Old Glory' from in front of Capt. Jones' hangar at Old Orchard Beach to a point 2 1/4 miles distant, enabling 'Old Glory' to have more of a run [here writing cut off] Chrysler Sales Corporation, Detroit, Michigan.

Old Glory, a Fokker monoplane attempted a transatlantic flight, leaving from Old Orchard Beach Sept. 6, 1927.

The plane was lost, with portions found several days later off the coast of Newfoundland. The three men aboard were never recovered.

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About This Item

  • Title: 'Old Glory,' Old Orchard Beach, 1927
  • Creation Date: 1927
  • Subject Date: 1927
  • Location: Old Orchard Beach, York County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 14.5 cm x 23.5 cm
  • Local Code: HJScr3_p015_001
  • Collection: Harry Jones Scrapbook Collection
  • 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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