Russ Merrill's Floatplane
Russ Merrill's Travel Air float plane at Old Iliamna, after making the first flight from Anchorage to Bristol Bay in the summer of 1927. Sam Foss is running the boat that is pulling Merrill's plane to shore. For details, see the book "Flying Cold: The Adventures of Russel Merrill, Pioneer Alaska Aviator" by Robert Merrill McLean and Sean Rossitor (Fairbanks: Epicenter Press, 1994).
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