Port Washington Aviation History

American Aeronautical Corp.

Construction of the American Aeronautical Corp. Plant in Port Washington

arch263Photo from the Estate of Joseph Gaeta.

Draftsmen at the American Aeronautical Corp. Plant, 1929

arch266The plant was located on Manhasset Isle.

Photo courtesy of of the Estate of Joseph J. Gaeta.

American Aeronautical Corp. Plant in Port Washington

arch262Photo from the Estate of Joseph Gaeta.

Savoia-Marchetti S-56 on Manhasset Isle

arch267In front of the American Aeronautical Corporation hangar.

Photo from the estate of Joseph Gaeta.

American Aeronautical Corp. Type S-55 Taking Off From Manhasset Bay, 1929

fom23The 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.