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   Ford Tri-Motor Airplane - Miss Niagara at Chippawa airfield (image/jpeg)
Title Ford Tri-Motor Airplane - Miss Niagara at Chippawa airfield
Type  Still Image
Creator  Hicks, Wilfred b. 1899, attributed to
Medium  Black and white photograph
Extent  3" x 5.25"
Notes  "On July 4, 1928, " Sky View Lines, " inaugurated sightseeing flights, at night, over the " Niagara Falls. " The pilot, Major Leach, flying a " Ford Tri-Motor Airplane, " took off in the dark and in a few moments was over the " Falls "... the mighty " Horseshoe " clothed in rainbow shades... seemed only a few feet away. The " American Falls " were resplendent in white lights, while a white searchlight played on the big plane, which had the appearance of a mighty silver fish, while the moon looked on. Fifty people made the trip that night, among the earliest tourists to see the illuminated Falls, from the air. " Sky View Lines" had their landing field just south of " Chippawa, " on the " Niagara River Boulevard." F. H.Leslie
Collection  Slide Collection
Subject  Chippawa (Ont.)
  Airplanes / Helicopters
Place Name  Chippawa (inhabited place)
Source  Niagara Falls (Ont.) Public Library
Record ID  280775
Digital image 
Format image/jpeg
Size  750px X 498px
Resolution  150ppi X 150ppi
Digitization B&W Scan
Equipment Microtek ScanMaker i900
Date 2007-07-06
Physical items 
Filing No.   Format       
D422457  Slide    Stored in Wilfred Hicks collection 


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