Pan American’s Sikorsky S-42B in Water, 1937
The "Bermuda Clipper" had the Pan American number NC16735.
Pan American Document Describing Port Washington Airport, 1937
[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
The Cavalier Flying Boat, c. 1930s
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,
Imperial Airways’ Cavalier, 1930s
The Cavalier flying boat made journeys from London to New York to Bermuda from 1937 until 1939, when it made a tragic crash landing in the open sea. Read an account of the accident here, from the February 6, 1939
Plaque at Town Dock Commemorating 1st Commercial Flights Across Atlantic, July 9, 1939
To commemorate the achievement of the first commercial survey flights made across the North Atlantic jointly by Pan American Airways and Imperial Airways* *Forerunner of British Overseas Airways Corporation Piloted by Captain Harold E. Gray, the Pan American Sikorsky S-42B Clipper flying
William B. Atwater, c. 1930
William B. Atwater, early Port Washington aviator, entered races, flew to Bermuda, and set speed records. He also had a bit of legal trouble, according to this New York Times article from August 28, 1915: W.B. ATWATER FACES JAIL; COURT DOUBTS AVIATOR'S
View of Hangars on Manhasset Isle, 1938
View of Manhasset Bay, in front of Pan American hangar on Manhasset Isle. Notice the flying boat that just landed! The hangar floors were absolutely without a grease spot on them anywhere, the docks and floats were freshly painted, and a
Munch & Romeo Flying Service Rates, 1937
$60 for one lesson in 1937 -- WOW! That's nearly $900 in 2009 dollars. (Source)
‘The Aviators March’ By John Philip Sousa
Local resident John Philip Sousa, the "march king," composed "The Aviators March" in 1932 to celebrate the local citizen's role in an exciting new era of technology and hope fo the future. The sheet music was published by the Theodore Presser
Eddie Harrington & Friends at Jamaica Sea Airport, 1930
(l. to r.) Al Meadows, John Martin, Bob Leib, Edward Harrington in front of American Eagle with OX-5 engine. Photo from the collection of Edward Harrington.
Ward Davidson, Jr. With His Family, December 1931
Ward Davidson, Jr. (right) was one of Port Washington's youngest aviation enthusiasts at the time. By the 1930s, entire families had become "airminded."
John T. McCoy Painting of 1939 Dixie Clipper
Caption reads: "Dixie Clipper completes first transatlantic passenger flight / New York to Lisbon, Portugal, June 29, 1939 / Boeing B-314". This flight had left from Port Washington the day before, captained by R. O. D. Sullivan, with 22 passengers on
Passengers Board a Sikorsky S-42B, June 12, 1937
Photo from the estate of Willard Baker.
Bermuda Air Cruises Brochure, 1938 [Inside]
<<Click on image to enlarge>> Left: "CRUISE RATES INCLUDE not only transportation from Port Washington to Hamilton and return but also, for the cruise period, a single room with bath for one or a double room with bath for two, and
Bermuda Air Cruises Brochure, 1938 [Inside Flap]
"The NEW Travel Hit!" "NOT JUST A CRUISE, not just the treasure isles of Bermuda, not alone the fact that you travel there by air (in 5 hours from New York) but all three put together . . . AIR CRUISES
Bermuda Air Cruises Brochure, 1938 [Back Cover]
Top plane: Pan American Airways' U.S.A. Bermuda Clipper Bottom plane: Imperial Airways' R.M.A. Cavalier "AIR LINES TICKET AGENCY OF E. K. SMITH, INC. 41 EAST 47TH STREET NEW YORK, N. Y."