It never ceases to surprise me how I can spend years looking for clues of the Hawaii Clipper and still find “new” images of an old mystery. In the above photo is a newspaper story of the crew of the US Army Transport ship (USAT) Meigs recovering an away boat to capture floating oil samples to determine if the oil slick is indeed part of the Hawaii Clipper flying boat. It was later determined in two separate tests that the oil was NOT from the clipper and most likely came from a passing ship (intentionally or unintentionally). This is the only image I have seen so far of this recovery effort and hope to find more but in the mean time, it will help in the visual story telling of the efforts made by many people to find an answer.
In the meantime, I plan to share many more photos this week as I have been able to get ahead of schedule with the scanning process of recently acquired photos, letters and news paper clippings.
Thanks again for checking in and new stuff on the way.