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Owls Head Transportation Museum


Nels_Anderson

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One of my favorite flying destinations is the Owls Head museum, located right on the Maine seacoast in Rockland. It's a very scenic flight up there and just the right distance...too far to drive but a perfect day trip by light plane. About twice a month they have some kind of themed vehicle show and this weekend it was cars of the 50's and 60's. Plus they fly many of their old planes, when the winds permit and of course there is the museum itself.

 

Most of the planes they fly are from the WWI era. Many are replicas but often with authentic engines:

 

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As much as I love airplanes, I love anything steam powered and they had some interesting examples...

 

A steam locomotive on treads and tires (for logging):

 

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A steam powered bicycle (yes, I want a hot pressurized steam boiler between my legs!):

 

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A portable steam engine for powering other equipment, lots of nice shiny brass:

 

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The nice thing about smaller shows like this is the lack of hassle. No big crowds, no parking problems. We're parked right on the flightline:

 

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Well OK, we're actually parked on the other side of the airport but still. Old airplanes and cars...what a great way to spend the 4th of July!

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