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April 17, 2013

This day in history

On this day in 1910, Augustus Herring flew W. Startling Burgess’s plane known as the “Flying Fish” several feet high above the marshes. It was among New England’s earliest flights and took place not far from where Plum Island airport is located today.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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