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Belfast in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Captain Albert W. Stevens

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
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By James True, May 29, 2012
1. Captain Albert W. Stevens Marker
Inscription. Famed aerial photographer and Belfast native Army Air Corps Captain Albert W. Stevens captured his hometown on film in September 1923. It is interesting to see the newly built Memorial Bridge, the open fields of the east side and the steamboat heading away from the dock. Stevens served in WWI taking aerial photographs of German positions. On November 11, 1935, he commanded the flight of Explorer II, a helium balloon that ascended to a record altitude of 72,395' (13.71 miles). The first to reach the stratosphere, the mission was co-sponsored by the Army Air Corps and the National Geographic Society and provided scientific data. During this historic flight Stevens took the first photographic image showing the curvature of the earth. A copy of this photograph is on display at the Belfast Museum.
 
Erected 2004 by The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community. (Marker Number 25.)
 
Location. 44° 25.698′ N, 69° 0.227′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker can be reached from Front Street near Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the southeast side of the parking lot at City Landing. Marker is in this post office area: Belfast ME 04915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Captain Albert W. Stevens Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
2. Captain Albert W. Stevens Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Conflagration ( a few steps from this marker); The Finest and the Fastest ( a few steps from this marker); Making a Living ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Circus Comes to Town ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Oldest Manufacturer ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Broiler Capital of the World ( approx. 0.2 miles away); On this site ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Windsor Hotel ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
More about this marker. Marker #25 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Also see . . .  Albert William Stevens - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 18, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
Captain Albert W. Stevens Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
3. Captain Albert W. Stevens Marker
Captain Albert W. Stevens Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, September 1, 2012
4. Captain Albert W. Stevens Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2012, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2012, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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