First Water-to-Water Flight

First Water-to-Water Flight (HMXZ2)

Location: Newport Beach, CA 92661 Orange County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 36.055', W 117° 53.991'

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Glen L. Martin flew his own plane, built in Santa Ana, from the waters of the Pacific Ocean at Balboa to Catalina Island, May 10, 1912. This was the first water-to-water flight and the longest and fastest over-water flight to that date. Martin, on his return to the mainland, carried the day's mail from Catalina—another first.
HM NumberHMXZ2
Marker Number775
Year Placed1963
Placed ByCalifornia State Park Commission in cooperation with the City of Newport Beach
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 3:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 416512 N 3718270
Decimal Degrees33.60091667, -117.89985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 36.055', W 117° 53.991'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 36' 3.30" N, 117° 53' 59.46" W
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Area Code(s)714, 949
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach CA 92661, US
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