Monday, July 28, 2014

Looking into the Past: Old Orchard Beach Runway

If you thought my photo from nearby Old Orchard Beach posted last week was interesting (how was the beach ever deserted enough for racing cars?), here's another head-scratcher. The beach used to be used as a runway as well, as show in this photo from the 1920's via the Portland Maine History 1786-Present Facebook page. Famed aviator Charles Lindbergh even landed in town once. 

Old Orchard Beach, Maine Greater Portland Summer Looking into the Past Plane on Beach July 2014 Photo by Corey Templeton