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John Verplanck (1881-1955) was a bank executive, farmer and pilot (FAI hydro-aeroplane license no. 35). Verplanck and Beckwith Havens participated in the International Great Lakes Flying Boat Cruise in July of 1913 (Chicago to Detroit), which they won using a Curtiss flying boat. Verplanck also flew flying boats around New York and up the Hudson River. He was a commander of the First Aero Division of the Fourth Battalion of the New York Naval Militia, stationed at Poughkeepsie. He sold his flying boats and gave up flying in 1913.

Identifier

NASM.XXXX.0012

Date

bulk 1913-1923

Provenance

Unknown

Extent

0.33 Cubic feet ((1 box))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Scrapbooks

Photographs

Menus

Correspondence

Articles

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a scrapbook containing newspaper and magazine articles on the International Great Lakes Flying Boat Cruise, and other flights, as well as photos, a menu and dinner program, and a few letters.

Genre/Form

Scrapbooks

Photographs

Menus

Correspondence

Articles

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Topics Aeronautics
Aeronautics -- Competitions
Curtiss, General, Aircraft
Seaplanes

Citation

John B. R. Verplanck Scrapbook, Accession number XXXX-0012, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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