Post by redruffensore on Oct 11, 2006 7:43:50 GMT -5
Here's another one for your list Roger: Lockerman at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia, near Gretna, VA. Look under Gretna.
Slim Lockerman was an optometrist in Danville and lived in his home at Smith Mountain. He licensed a seaplane base at his home when he bought a Lake amphibian in the early 1980s and commuted to work for over 20 years before retiring.
Been across the lake last 30 years or so, 4 miles accross to Rouses Point. (On lake Alburgh, Vt.) Have never seen float nor ampibian on these waters, overhead yes, most likely out of St. Albans, Burlington or Plattsburgh. Wondered myself at seaplane base Rouses Point as in FSX, no one here ever remembers one, knew the bars and marina over there in my younger times (The Anchorage just burnt down again for the second time of my being here, I was the first customer the last time it was rebuilt, suspect I'll be the fist customer next time it gets rebuilt, owner nice guy). No worries, hell having the "seaplane base" so close to home for me has been and is great. Get to fly a lot of my water born stuff very close to my home turf. To answer your wonderment, far as I know, goes back some decades, no sea plane base Rouses Point.
BTW beautiful people, cold long winters, beautiful undeveloped honest land, match it with anything Ton knows and i know Maine very well... ;D
Hey Jacques- Welcome to The Old Hangar. Your part of the world is indeed beautiful. I was through there about 20 years ago on one of my trips to Burlington and 7-8 years ago in the Enosburg Falls area for a week. I love the Northern half of New Hampshire & Vermont. My traveling companion and I have tentative plans to go to Shelburne Museum and the Lake Champlain area next September.
That`s a mind boggling list of seaplane bases there Roger.
I`m trying to research information on all the old RAF Seaplane bases, both in Blighty, and throughout the empire (can I say empire these days ). Somehow though, I don`t think such a list would be equal in terms of number of bases in your list.
If anybody knows where I can find that kind of information I would be grateful. Thanks folks.