SN4400 : Wooden buoy with an aviation connection, Burry Port

taken 9 years ago, near to Burry Port, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Great Britain

Wooden buoy with an aviation connection, Burry Port
Wooden buoy with an aviation connection, Burry Port
Located near the Marina Slipway and the Lifeboat Station, this looks like a large wooden tub.
A plaque Link records that this was the buoy to which Friendship was moored in 1928. Amelia Earhart had been invited by American pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon to join their trans-Atlantic crossing as a passenger. She thus became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, after a flight of 20 hours 40 minutes from Newfoundland. The wooden buoy, at the time in Burry Port Harbour, was used to moor the Fokker Friendship aircraft when it landed on June 18th 1928. The buoy remained in use for many years. It was refurbished and installed here in 2003 for the 75th anniversary celebrations on June 18th 2003.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 April, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 16 August, 2013
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Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 4463 0026 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:40.7732N 4:14.9194W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 4464 0026
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