Pan Am China Clipper
[Placed] November 20, 1985
Erected 1985 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in Cooperation with Pan American Airlines and Alameda Naval Air Station. (Marker Number 968.)
Location. 37° 47.205′ N, 122° 18.164′ W. Marker is in Alameda, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on West Mall Square. Marker is located between Lexington and Saratoga Streets at the entrance to the Naval Air Station Mall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alameda CA 94501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alameda Terminus of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad (a few steps from this marker); The Jimmy Doolittle Pier – Alameda Naval Air Station
Regarding Pan Am China Clipper. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.968 on November 5, 1985.
Also see . . .
1. The Flying Clippers. In 1492, Columbus set sail in search of a western route to the Orient. Instead, he found a new world. Magellan's expedition found a way around this "obstacle" when it sailed around what is now Cape Horn and eventually back into known seas. Four hundred years later the Panama Canal shortened the route to China by 8,000 miles. In 1937, Juan Trippe, President of Pan American Airways, reduced the journey from over three weeks to six days, seven hours, and twenty minutes. (Submitted on March 15, 2010.)
2. The Martin 130 – China Clipper. (Submitted on March 15, 2010.)
3. Edwin Musick. A Biography of Captain Edwin Musick. (Submitted on March 15, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,905 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on December 20, 2016, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 5. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Henry M Kohnen of San Jose, California. 6. submitted on March 15, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.