: A 35mm color negative of a Ford Tri-motor airplane in flight at Port Clinton, Ohio, taken by A.V. Shirk in the spring of 1972. This Ford Tri-motor flew for Island Airlines, the passenger service from Port Clinton to the Lake Erie Islands. Island Airlines got its first Ford Tri-motor in 1946, which flew twice-daily flights between Port Clinton Municipal Airport (now Erie-Ottawa International Airport) and Put-In Bay, Kelleys Island, and Middle Bass and North Bass Islands. The airline eventually operated four Tri-motors, each of which could transport 10 passengers. Island Airlines ceased operations in 1985.
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: AV283_B01F02_002 Subjects
: Lake Erie Islands (Ohio); Airplanes; Island Airlines; Transportation--Ohio--History; Aviation--History; Places
: Port Clinton (Ohio); Ottawa County (Ohio);