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Northern Goose

Postby dogsbody » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:04 pm

Just found this image:

Image


Found it here:

http://www.pwnhc.ca/index.asp


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Re: Northern Goose

Postby MrWidgeon » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:37 am

Yeah Chris, I just found it too.
A little fuzzy, but nice.
There are a lot of old seaplanes in those pages.

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Re: Northern Goose

Postby dogsbody » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:41 pm

Some of those photos were taken from not very far from where I am sitting right now. In the 1920's and up until the 1950's, Fort McMurray was an important airbase for the opening of the North. Wop May played a leading roll in that. His house is still preserved at the local historic park. The Snye, from where a lot of the float and ski equipped aircraft operated out of is just a short distance from my house. If I cross the street and look downhill toward the Athabasca River, I can see The Snye. Unfortunately, there are very few floatplanes now. New municipal development has taken over the area and when they build the new highrises, that will be that. All the history plowed under and blocked in the name of progress when other parts of town has streets that haven't been re-paved in over 30 years.
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