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Westbury in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Charles A. Lindbergh

 
 
Charles A. Lindbergh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
1. Charles A. Lindbergh Marker
Inscription.
On May 20, 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh embarked on a daring trans-Atlantic flight from this spot. He arrived in France 33 hours and 30 minutes later, after flying 3,610 miles nonstop. This revolutionary flight between New York and Paris popularized and helped make aviation the integral part of our world that it is today.
 
Location. 40° 44.595′ N, 73° 35.622′ W. Marker is in Westbury, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Transverse Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Westbury Shopping Center. Marker is in this post office area: Westbury NY 11590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To commemorate the 1st crossing from east to west and the 1st double crossing of the Atlantic by air (approx. 1.2 miles away); Westbury World War I Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Westbury World War II Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Washington Tour 1790 (approx. 7.1 miles away); R.R. Station (approx. 8.1 miles away); Claus Kristian Clausen, U.S.N. (approx. 8.2 miles away); Samuel Jones, Esquire (approx. 8.3 miles away); West Neck (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westbury.
 
More about this marker.
Charles A. Lindbergh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
2. Charles A. Lindbergh Marker
Monument is granite marker featuring a relief image of Lindbergh's plane, "The Spirit of St. Louis" over a map of America and Europe. The text of the marker is on a cloud.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Charles A. Lindbergh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
3. Charles A. Lindbergh Marker
Long Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
4. Long Island Marker
In 1927, this was the site of Roosevelt Field, where Lindbergh's flight began.
Charles A. Lindbergh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 17, 2012
5. Charles A. Lindbergh Marker
Spirit of St. Louis image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 11, 2011
6. Spirit of St. Louis
The actual plane used by Charles Lindbergh for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight can be seen at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 935 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 17, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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