Historical photo: Easy fishing with a float plane

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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