On January 16th, 1920, the 18th Amendment made drinking alcohol illegal. "It was an era," wrote Port Washington News editor Ernie Simon, "when the most popular guy in town was the one who knew where the best 'speakeasy' was." Police
Fontaine Fox (1884-1964), the celebrated "Toonerville Trolley" cartoonist, lived in Port Washington from 1914 to the 1930's. His "Terrible Tempered" Mr. Bangs, the "Powerful Katrinka," Banker Grey, and Old Man Flint were small-town characters who earned Fox a syndication in over
Port residents the Littys sit on the wing of a Vultee BT13 at the Deer Park Airport (which no longer exists) on Long Island. For more information on the Deer Park Airport, see "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields" (scroll down). Photo from
The back of the postcard reads: REPUBLIC'S F-84F Thunderstreak fighter-bomber. Armed with six .50 caliber guns and more than 6,000 pounds of external armament. Carries nuclear weapons. Powered by J-65 turbojet engine with 7,200 pounds of thrust. Speeds over 650 mph.
Paul Kotze (second from left) and other volunteers crafted a replica Sperry Messenger plane from original plans for Nassau County's Cradle of Aviation Museum. Read more about the Sperry Messenger and the replica on the Crade of Aviation website here:
[CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE] PORT WASHINGTON, U.S.A. PAA AIRPORT NO. B-335-4 REMARKS: Station operated by Pan American Airways - At present used as port of entry for U.S.A.-Bermuda services by Pan American Airways & Imperial Airways - Image from the Pan American World
This flying boat, manufactured by the Short Brothers and called the Cavalier (each individual plane was given a name that started with "C") carried passengers between Long Island and Bermuda in the late 1930s until it was lost January 21,
In Sands Point, members of the club await the start of the sixth annual seaplane cruise of the Long Island Aviation Country Club. The Club was based in Hicksville, but eliminated after World War II with the development of Levittown. For