Pawtucket in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
John F. “Jack” McGee
Rhode Island's First Aviator
During his flying career, Jack McGee, one of Pawtucket's most famous sons and a pioneer in this country's aviation history, used this general area of Darlington to make many of his historic flights. On June 11th 1918 he was killed when the Wright aeroplane flying boat he was testing for the Galladett Aircraft Corporation plunged into the Cowesett Bay in East Greenwich RI. Ending the career of one of the country's first pioneer aviators
Location. 41° 52.141′ N, 71° 21.234′ W. Marker is in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Newport St. Touch for map. Marker is facing away from the street. you will see it if heading towards the exit of Slater park on the Newport Ave entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Pawtucket RI 02861, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daggett House (approx. half a mile away); Looff Carousel (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Wilkinson Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Old Slater Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); First Successful Cotton Mill in America (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Wilkinson Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Old Slater Mill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Waterpower (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawtucket.
Categories. • Air & Space •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 625 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.