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Leaving Lord Howe Island by flying boat | by tiabunna
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Leaving Lord Howe Island by flying boat

This story follows "Castaway by flying boat" (previous photo). The flying boat on which we had travelled to Lord Howe Island was blown aground by a gale, leaving us castaway there for a week (unfortunately in winter). When the other flying boat "Islander", a converted Sunderland, was able to retrieve us, we began our take-off run from alongside the stranded flying boat on the beach

 

The flying boat "Islander" is now in a museum in the USA and the damaged flying boat "Beachcomber" was repaired and went back to England, where it now has pride of place in a special museum.

 

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Taken in June 1974