|Title||Gorst Air Transport seaplanes at Pier 3, Seattle, ca. 1933 |
|Photographer||Vogel, J.W. |
|Date||ca. 1933 |
|Caption||Gorst Air Transport "Air Ferry" service used amphibian planes which would land in the water and then move up onto the ramp for safe and convenient passenger loading. There were various amphibious commuter biplanes used, manufactured by Boeing (the B-1E, the 204 and later the larger Model 80 and 80A tri-motors), by Keystone-Loening (the Amphibian Air Yacht), by Ryan (the M-1), and by Travel Air (the Floatplane).|
Vernon C. Gorst, who previously had founded Pacific Air Transport in 1926 (which provided air transportation and the first airmail service between Los Angeles and Seattle), established Gorst Air Transport sometime in the late 1920s. Aviation magnate William Boeing merged several small pioneer air service companies, including Gorst's Pacific Air Transport, and formed United Air Transport in 1931 that later became United Air Lines.
|Notes||Signs in image: Pier No. 3. Air Ferry - 12 Minutes to Bremerton.|
Caption on image: Home of "The Air Ferry Line" - Gorst Air Transport Inc. Seattle.
Handwritten on verso: JW Vogel, Seattle.
|Subjects||Seaplanes--Washington (State)--Seattle; Piers & wharves--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1987.45.17 |
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|Credit Line||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Postcard Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic postcard: b&w; 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original postcard as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |