Keywords: Open air transportation
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.
Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.
At least twenty-three Jewish men from Maine died in the military during World War II. Photographs and other memorabilia are available for fewer than half of them. Read more about them.
1910Scarborough Historical Society & Museum As trains transported people and freight to Portland, Boston and beyond, the trolleys provided easy…
Transportation Through the Years Air Meet at Portland Airport in Scarborough, 1928Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Aviation: When…
… but potential passengers were turning to air and automobile travel. Other attempts to remain solvent failed, such as eliminating certain stations…