Wilbur Wright flies a Wright Model A by the Statue of Liberty during the Hudson-Fulton Celebration in 1909. The celebration was to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s first entry into what was later New York Harbor as well as the centennial of Robert Fulton’s first voyage of his steamboat up the Hudson River in 1809. Wilbur Wright was contracted for $15,000 to make a series of flights during the two-week celebration. These flights varied in duration and location but it was estimated that over a million people watched Wright’s flights.
Wright Model A Flies by the Statue of Liberty
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