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Bob Dempster

Seattle World Cruiser

300 Airport Way Ste 203

Renton, WA 98057

 

9401-9947 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA, 98108
United States

August 28th

August 28th

Daily Flight Information:

The World Flight will be in Ivigtut, Greenland while the engines are changed in the Douglas World Cruisers.



Work Continues on World Cruisers

Daily Report

by Lt. L. P. Arnold, "Chicago", Mechanic

In the morning #2 ["Chicago"] went overboard first & made a 45 minute test flight, everything worked well. Both planes were fueled & moored, and are ready to go once more.

The weather today was bright & sunny & for the first time we were really able to see Greenland. It is very picturesque in a wild rugged way -- towering mountains of bare rock covered here & there by patches of green moss which is thick & soft and to walk on reminds one of a deep velvet carpet. Most of these peaks are covered with snow & glaciers, and from these, many small streams go rushing & tumbling down the mountain sides. These streams are full of trout & afford great sport to those so interested -- a catch of 30 or 40 being not at all unusual for a two hour trip.

This being my birthday we all went to Ivigut -- some seven miles from here. There we were met by the mine people & royally entertained -- deluged in fact.

In Ivigut is a great Cryolite mine -- the only one in the world. I think the town & all is the property of this mining company. The Island Falk was anchored there and we visited that for awhile -- with the usual and inevitable result.

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