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Shelter Island in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Klenawicus Airfield

 
 
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By Jordan Romano
1. Klenawicus Airfield Marker
Inscription.  Joe Klenawicus first flew his Pietenpol Air Camper here in 1936. His brother Frank first flew his Fleet Biplane here in 1950. They promoted general aviation for over 70 years and began a continuing tradition.
 
Erected by Shelter Island Pilot's Association & Shelter Island Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 41° 4.435′ N, 72° 19.557′ W. Marker is in Shelter Island, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Burns Road (County Route 117) 0.4 miles west of N Cartwright Road (County Route 69). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shelter Island NY 11964, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of First School House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of First Meeting House (approx. 0.7 miles away); James Havens (approx. ¾ mile away); Lord Shipyard (approx. 1.6 miles away); Union Chapel (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fire Fighter (approx. 2.6 miles away); Historic Sites of Early Mills and Bridges
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(approx. 3.8 miles away); Webb House (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelter Island.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pietenpol Air Camper (Wikipedia). (Submitted on August 10, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Fleet Aircraft (Wikipedia). (Submitted on August 10, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2020, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 9, 2020, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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