Amelia Earhart Buoy

by David Nurse August. 26, 2020 390 views

With today being the best of the weather of my vacation or should I say "staycation" I was determined to get out at last to take some photographs.

About an hour along the coast is a small town by the sea called Burry Port.

Burry Port is a beautiful little area with a quaint and picturesque harbour. What led me to come here today was the small lighthouse that is set on the breakwater, I am going to post a blog on this next.

I have passed this town on route to or from "somewhere else" many times but have never gone down to the harbourside. I was very surprised how nice it was and I will certainly return soon.

The reason for this blog was that on the harbourside I found this structure. and I was surprised to read the history it holds.

It seems that on June 17th 1928 Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland and on June 18th, exactly 20 hours and 40 minutes later she landed here in this small Welsh port in a type of seaplane known as a floatplane. This made her the first woman to be flown across the Atlantic.

This is the Buoy that her seaplane named Friendship was moored to.

Being interviewed post landing Amelia said "Shultz did all the flying, had to. I was just baggage, like a sack of potatoes" she added "maybe someday I'll try it alone", a feat she later completed.

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In Reach Of The Skies 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for posting that, not something I was familiar with.

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