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Lincoln Beachey

March 3, 1887 - March 14, 1915

 
 
Lincoln Beachey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2015
1. Lincoln Beachey Marker
Inscription. Lincoln Beachey was born in San Francisco and called the city “home” all his short life. His aerial adventures started at age 18, flying dirigibles. Beachey made the world’s first air mail delivery during an air show in Portland, Oregon, in 1905. At 23 he apprenticed himself to Glenn Curtiss, first as a mechanic, then a pilot. Beachey flew with the Curtiss team for several years. Everyday that he preformed he earned more than the yearly national average income. Beachey retired from flying in 1913 after being held responsible for the deaths of other aviators when they attempted his maneuvers. His retirement ended when he learned that a Frenchman had looped an airplane. He returned to the air in an fully aerobatic Curtis biplane dubbed “Little Looper.” After a successful 1914 national tour, Beachey returned home to fly in the Panama Pacific Exposition. For this event he and his brother Hillery built a new monoplane, “Le Taube.” Preforming for exposition visitors, Beachey took off from the Marina Green on March 14, 1915. Both wings of “Le Taube” failed, folding to the rear, and Breachey dived into the bay near this spot. The father of aerobatics was gone at age 28.
 
Erected 1998 by E Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1.
 
Marker series.
Lincoln Beachey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 25, 2015
2. Lincoln Beachey Marker
This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 48.398′ N, 122° 26.909′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Yacht Road near Old Mason Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3699 Yacht Road, San Francisco CA 94123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marina Air Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Women in the Army: U.S. Army Nurse Corps (approx. half a mile away); Presidio of San Francisco (approx. half a mile away); Music in the Military: Presidio Band Barracks (approx. 0.6 miles away); Montgomery Street Barracks (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Ordoñez Gun (approx. 0.7 miles away); War in the Philippines (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lover’s Lane (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ceremony marks stunt pilot Lincoln Beachey’s death 100 years ago - SF Gate. On March 14, 1915, Lincoln Beachey, the most daring airplane pilot of his day, crashed into San Francisco Bay off Fort Mason after the wings of his new stunt plane folded. (Submitted on March 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Lincoln Beachey - Lincoln Beachey website. This site will
Lincoln Beachey image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. Lincoln Beachey
chronicle his life and career, as well as offer thoughts on his place in aviation history, the myths and legends which have surrounded his life and career, and his significant accomplishments.
(Submitted on March 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

3. Lincoln Beachey and Barney Oldfield Race - Youtube. This is a 3-minute video clip. (Submitted on March 15, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Lincoln Beachey about to crash image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, March 14, 1915
4. Lincoln Beachey about to crash
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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