Tri-Motor Heritage Foundation Works to Preserve Island History

Island TransportationPort clinton Aviation MuseumScott Market led an enthusiastic group of island residents to the Port Clinton Aviation Museum on a blustery, Lake Erie afternoon for a truly well-prepared presentation on the history and restoration of a Ford Tri-Motor airplane with personal connections to the Bass Islands.  The Tri-Motor Foundation, based at Erie-Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton, (PCW), intends “to completely restore a Ford Tri-Motor, model 5-AT-40, to flying condition so that generations to come can appreciate the important role this aircraft played in the development of Lake Erie Islands region as well as the promotion of commercial passenger aviation.”  Visitors to Northwest Ohio are strongly encouraged to visit the Liberty Aviation Museum to discover the visionary influence Henry Ford had on the development of aviation.

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Jody Brausch introduced the

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Ford Tri-Motor historical timeline.

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Mr. and Mrs. Hovious shared their personal involvement with airplane restoration.

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Fully restored Tri-Motor “City of Wichita”

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Jeanne Burgess, always ready for adventure!

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“City of Wichita” interior fancier than most!

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Linda Parker inspects fuselage!

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Fuselage

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Tri-Motor blueprint

Planning is critical!

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Interactive display about strength of aluminum

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Aviation museum Ford Tri-Motor model

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Liberty Aviation Museum display!