Item 103915 - Crew member of the "Dawn", Old Orchard Beach, 1927

Item 103915 - Crew member of the "Dawn", Old Orchard Beach, 1927
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Item 103915
Crew member of the "Dawn", Old Orchard Beach, 1927
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On October 10, 1927, famed female aviator Frances Wilson Grayson, niece of President Woodrow Wilson, landed her Sikorsky S-36 amphibian plane "Dawn" on Old Orchard Beach. Her goal was to set up base in Old Orchard for her transatlantic flight to Copenhagen.

The flight was hampered, and eventually cancelled, by poor weather and visibility.

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