Port Washington Aviation History

Take Off

Boeing 314, Known As "Dixie Clipper", Takes Off

fom198The Dixie Clipper, a Boeing 314 flying boat operated by Pan American, was in service from 1939-1950.

See our post featuring artist John T. McCoy’s rendering of the Dixie Clipper here.

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.