Site of First Water-To-Water Flight - Newport Beach, CA
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N 33° 36.047 W 117° 54.007
11S E 416487 N 3718255
Quick Description: This marker commemorates the first water-to-water flight from Balboa to Catalina Island, carrying the day's mail in 1912.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 7:58:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM6MMY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
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Long Description:
The plaque reads:
"On May 10, 1912, Glenn L. Martin flew his own plane, built in Santa Ana, from the waters of the Pacific Ocean at Balboa to Catalina Island. This was the first water-to-water flight, and the longest and fastest overwater flight, to that date. On his return to the mainland, Martin carried the day's mail from Catalina-another first."
Marker Number: 775.00


County: Orange

Has Official CA Plaque: no

S end of Main St at Ocean Front (Balboa), Newport Beach

Marker Dedication Date: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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