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Historical photo: Easy fishing with a float plane

Posted: December 21, 2012 - 1:02am
A Lockheed Vega float plane sits tied up at a dock at the foot of Main Street in Juneau in roughly 1930. Eight men pose with stringers of fish. Pilot Floyd Keadle, wearing cap, sits on the engine.  Winter and Pond Photograph,Courtesy of the Alaska State Library Historical Collections,ASL-PCA-87
Winter and Pond Photograph,Courtesy of the Alaska State Library Historical Collections,ASL-PCA-87
A Lockheed Vega float plane sits tied up at a dock at the foot of Main Street in Juneau in roughly 1930. Eight men pose with stringers of fish. Pilot Floyd Keadle, wearing cap, sits on the engine.

A Lockheed Vega float plane sits tied up at a dock at the foot of Main Street in Juneau circa 1935. Eight men pose with stringers of fish. Pilot Floyd Keadle, wearing cap, sits on the engine.

The Vega was a six-passenger monoplane built by the Lockheed company starting in 1927. It became famous for its use by a number of record breaking pilots who were attracted to the rugged and very long-range design. Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic single handed in one, and Wiley Post flew his around the world twice.

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