Botwood, Ca

u. a. zur Geschichte

Botwood, NL, incorporated as a town in 1960, population 3008 (2011c), 3052 (2006c). The Town of Botwood is located in the Bay of Exploits, a long arm of NOTRE DAME BAY on the north coast of Newfoundland.

In 1910 it became the shipping port for paper carried by rail from Grand Falls (now GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR) and BISHOP'S FALLS and, after 1928, for ore from Buchans. Periodically during the 1920s and 1930s it was a seaplane base for local aviation.

Stopover for many transatlantic flights until the opening of Gander airport, 1933 erkundet von Charles Lindbergh zusammen mit seiner Frau Anne Morrow Lindbergh in einer Lockheed Sirius in der Bay of Exploits. Sie suchten im Auftrag der amerikanischen und der britischen Regierung nach einen Platz für Flugbootlandungen aus, an dem die Maschinen vor oder nach einem Nonstop-Transatlantikflug auftanken konnten. At the outbreak of World War 2 the Royal Canadian Air Force decided that Botwood could make a efficient seaplane base. Soon after this decision the transformation took place - A large concrete slipway, two hangars, a tarmac and four bunkers were constructed on what we now know as the Botwood Airbase – and the attached Kilick Island.

It was this location which became the home of two squadrons of PBY Canso flying boats.

Gander, Ca

The museum's static displays include: a F-101 Voodoo, a Lockheed Hudson[4] a "Canso" waterbomber(derived from the PBY Catalina), a de Havilland Tiger Moth, and a Beechcraft Model 18-S (Links bei wp)