|Title||Pan American Alaska Clipper beside dock, Seattle, 1940 |
|Caption||Pan American Airways operated a long-distance network of flying boats to carry passengers and freight worldwide. The Alaska Clipper, a Sikorski S-42B, began service in 1936 as the Bermuda Clipper, flying between Baltimore and Bermuda. Renamed the Alaska Clipper in 1940, it served Alaska only briefly until transferred to the South Pacific. As the Hong Kong Clipper II, the plane flew between Hong Kong and Manila until destroyed by Japanese bombing in Hong Kong in 1941.|
This photo shows the Alaska Clipper docked at Matthews Beach on Lake Washington in 1940.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Alaska clipper.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Aviation - Pan American airways - Alaska Clipper.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 30, 1940.
|Subjects||Seaplanes--Washington (State)--Seattle; Piers & wharves--Washington (State)--Seattle; Lakes & ponds--Washington (State); Pan American Airways Corporation |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Washington, Lake (Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI20283 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |