Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.
Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.
… This newspaper clipping from an unidentified California newspaper is a "late tribute" to Alonzo Raynes, John Martin's stepbrother who went to…
… including his departure January 31, 1849, for the California fields of California. Martin listed names of passengers aboard the Suliote, and listed…
… on January 24, 1849, sailing from Bangor to California and the Gold Rush. Raynes' half-brother, John Martin, included the illustration on page 304…