Category: Transportation, Air
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1925 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Glass Negative
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Glass Negative
Caribou Municipal Airport, 1937
Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: 1937 Location: Caribou Media: Postcard
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Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air
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.
A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings
Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.
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My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 3
Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves
West Point during World War II
Ted Truman (Throumoulos): A treasure trove of stories
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
A son of Greek immigrants’ insight into his entrepreneurial family, culture and life experiences
My career as a wildlife biologist
by Ron Joseph
Rural Maine provided the foundation of a rewarding career as a wildlife biologist.