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The Curtiss (motorless) sailplane in flight at the recent trials on Manhasset Bay, Long Island. The experiment was in sharp contrast to those conducted abroad, for the aviator "hopped off" from the water‘;s surface being towed in kite-like fashion by the speedboat. (George Grantham Bain collection, Library of Congress LC-DIG-ggbain-34903)

 

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