Captain Albert W. Stevens

Captain Albert W. Stevens (HM14FS)

Location: Belfast, ME 04915 Waldo County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 25.698', W 69° 0.227'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

Famed aerial photographer and Belfast native Army Air Corps Captain Albert W. Stevens captured his hometown on film in September 1923. It is interesting to see the newly built Memorial Bridge, the open fields of the east side and the steamboat heading away from the dock. Stevens served in WWI taking aerial photographs of German positions. On November 11, 1935, he commanded the flight of Explorer II, a helium balloon that ascended to a record altitude of 72,395' (13.71 miles). The first to reach the stratosphere, the mission was co-sponsored by the Army Air Corps and the National Geographic Society and provided scientific data. During this historic flight Stevens took the first photographic image showing the curvature of the earth. A copy of this photograph is on display at the Belfast Museum.
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HM NumberHM14FS
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Marker Number25
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 10:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 499698 N 4919444
Decimal Degrees44.42830000, -69.00378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 25.698', W 69° 0.227'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 25' 41.88" N, 69° 0' 13.62" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31 Front St, Belfast ME 04915, US
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