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Photograph of the Flying Boat launching into Los Angeles Harbor, November 1, 1947

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Photograph of the Flying Boat launching into Los Angeles Harbor, November 1, 1947
The Hughes flying boat was launched for the first time, (Nov 1, 1947) after the three concrete docks, one containing the hull and two the wing pontoons, were pumped with sea water to the outside level, gates were lowered and the plane was towed forward by tractors and then by boats as the tail cleared the dock. Los Angeles Harbor is currenly known as Long Beach Harbor, California.
Image ID: 0321 0090
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Original material scanned on Epson Expression 10000XL using EPSON Scan Ver. 2.94A software
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6797 x 5428 pixels; 11.33 x 9.05 inches; 105,550,000 bytes
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Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 5.1, Service Pack 3
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24 bit color; 8 bit gray-scale; 600 ppi


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