Wilbur passes the New York skyline. More than one million New Yorkers witnessed the flight.
On October 4, 1909, Wilbur made a 20-mile flight up the Hudson
River from Governors Island to Grant’s Tomb and back
in 33 minutes. He lashed a canoe to the bottom of his airplane
in case of an emergency landing in the water. More than one
million New Yorkers witnessed the flight.
The popular journal Harper's Weeklycovered Wilburs' circling of the Statue of Liberty.
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