Title

Account of the historic 1927 visit to Old Orchard Beach by aviator Charles Lindb

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

2-2004

Additional Date Information

Feb-March 2004

Pages

48 - 51

Abstract

Account of the historic 1927 visit to Old Orchard Beach by aviator Charles Lindbergh. As part of a national publicity tour following his world famous New York-to-Paris flight, Lindbergh decided to visit all 48 states in his plane, starting with Maine. He was scheduled to land at Scarborough on July 24, 1927, but after 2 hours and 45 minutes in the air, he was forced to land the "Spirit of St. Louis" at Old Orchard Beach due to dense fog. From there, Lindbergh was taken to the Portland airport for a reception, and scheduled events throughout the city followed. Details.

Subjects

Old Orchard Beach, Lindbergh, Charles A

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