Hammondsport in Steuben County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Glenn Hammond Curtiss
Father of Naval Aviation
Died - July 23, 1930 Buffalo, NY
Buried - July 25, 1930 Hammondsport, NY
1908 - Hammondsport - Center of American aerial activity
1909 - Won Gordon Bennett Trophy for Speed · Rheims, France
1910 - Won $10,000 prize for Albany to NYC flight
1910 - First take-off from a U.S. Navy ship
1911 - Issued Pilot's License No. 1
1911 - First U.S. Navy aeroplane - Curtiss A-1
1912 - Developed the Flying Boat
1914 - Rebuilt and tested Dr. Langley's Aerodrome
1915-1918 - Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co.,
the largest manufacturer of aeroplanes in U.S.
1919 - Navy Curtiss NC-4 made the first Atlantic crossing by air
1930 - Curtiss made his last flight at the controls of a Curtiss Condor transport
Roads & Vehicles • War, World I. A significant historical date for this entry is May 21, 1878.
Erected by the Glenn H Curtiss Wing of OX-5 Aviation Pioneers, and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Industry & Commerce
Location. 42° 24.154′ N, 77° 12.857′ W. Marker is in Hammondsport, New York, in Steuben County. Marker is on New York State Route 54, half a mile east of Main Street (New York State Route 54A), on the left when traveling east. Marker is in Champlin Beach Park, between the parking lot and Keuka Lake. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8533 New York State Route 54, Hammondsport NY 14840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1911 - 1916 Wings Over the Water (here, next to this marker); 1906 - 1916 Floating and Flying (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vertical Flight Heritage Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town of Urbana Civil War Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Champlin House (approx. 0.6 miles away); B&H R.R. Depot (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pulteney Square (approx. 0.7 miles away); 1900 - 1904 Two Wheels on the Ground (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hammondsport.
Also see . . .
1. Glenn Hammond Curtiss. The National Aviation Hall of Fame website entry (Submitted on August 2, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. About the Man - Glenn H. Curtiss. Glenn H. Curtiss Museum website entry (Submitted on August 2, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 2, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 2, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.