The Landmark Project: CHL# 775

CHL# 775 SITE OF FIRST WATER-TO-WATER FLIGHT

On May 10, 1912, Glenn L. Martin flew his own plane, built in Santa Ana, from the waters of the Pacific Ocean at Balboa to Catalina Island. This was the first water-to-water flight, and the longest and fastest overwater flight, to that date. On his return to the mainland, Martin carried the day’s mail from Catalina-another first.

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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