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Curtiss Flying Boat

Curtiss Flying Boat | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
John Kaminski (right) and a fellow student he identified only as "Cy," flying one of the Glenn Curtiss flying boats on San Diego Bay.
DESCRIPTION
John Kaminski (right) and a fellow student he identified only as "Cy," flying one of the Glenn Curtiss flying boats on San Diego Bay.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10080
Creation Date: 1912
Creator Name:Unknown
City:San Diego Bay
County:
State:California
Collection Name:Kaminski, John G., 1893-1960 : Papers, 1912-1960
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:Milw Mss 146
Original Dimensions:6.5 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
At North Island Glenn Curtiss began work that eventually earned him the title "Father of Naval Aviation." During the 1911 season one of his planes successfully landed and took off from a ship. He also began work on a hydroaeroplane that would take off and land on water. Development continued on the hydroaeroplanes during 1912, and as a student at the North Island flying school John Kaminski was able to participate in the experimental work. POSSIBLY ADD STORY ABOUT RIDING ON THE TAIL ADD NOTE ON SINGLE HULL
SUBJECTS
Outdoor photography
Airplanes
Harbors
Ocean
Water
Shorelines

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