Curtiss Sail Plane in Flight, September 13, 1922
On September 6, 1922 Glenn H. Curtiss successfully flew his sail plane for the first time, in Manhasset Bay. The plane had no motor and relied on wind and a tow-boat to bring it up to speed. This photograph was
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
Aerial View of Tom’s Point on Manhasset Isle
Note the Republic Aviation Corporation manufacturing hangar, center, and Port's Town Dock, top center.
American Aeronautical Corp. Type S-55 Taking Off From Manhasset Bay, 1929
The gas-carrying barge and recreational boats in the background depict ongoing activities in the bay - both commercial and recreational. Photo from the estate of Joseph J. Gaeta.