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Q: Pan-American schedules 1936 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Pan-American schedules 1936
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: pdibble-ga
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Posted: 22 Sep 2005 06:30 PDT
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Question ID: 570899
can you tell me the cities the pan-American clipper stopped at
on-route from Miami to Brazil in 1936?
Subject: Re: Pan-American schedules 1936
Answered By: omnivorous-ga on 22 Sep 2005 09:30 PDT
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Pdibble --

In August, an article in the New York Times describes a new South
American route consisting of:
San Pedro, Dominican Republic
San Juan, Puerto Rico (overnight)
Port of Spain Trinidad (overnight)
Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana
Para, Brazil (overnight)
Sao Luiz, Brazil
Fortaleza, Brazil
Recife, Brazil (overnight)
Bahia, Brazil
Caravellas, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro

NY Times
?Air Cruise: A New Type? (Reginald Cleveland, Aug 9, 1936)

There was some experimentation and changes with the route, including 
the introduction of higher-performance aircraft.  In July, 1936, Pan
Am did a flight with a plane that lifted the 1,200-mile flight limit
of the original Sikorsky S-42.  A July 21, 1936 story in the New York
Times indicates that this is the first time that the airline did Miami
? San Juan, PR ? Port of Spain, Trinidad without the  intermediate
stop listed in the route above.

An article on an accident in April on the line indicates that
Georgetown, in British Guiana, may have been used as a stop during the

Though I can?t give you a direct link to the NY Times article, you can
obtain it one of two ways over the Internet:
?	the New York Times has articles available for $2.95 via
?	I used my public library?s free access to Proquest Historical
Newspapers.  It?s a fee-based service but available via many public


The Internet has some excellent information on the Clipper service,
which had been running 7 years by 1936.  However, I wasn?t very
successful at finding detailed route maps.

?The first Pan Am Clipper introduced was the Sikorsky S-42. Launched
in August of 1934, the S-42 first began service in Pan Am's six-day
Miami to Buenos Aires route. Although the Sikorsky could accommodate
up to 32 passengers, the S-42's 1,200 mile range wouldn't stretch the
needed distance without help from additional fuel tanks.?

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
?Chasing the Sun?

Google search strategy:
?Pan Am? clipper history Miami
Proquest Historical Newspaper (NY Times) search using:
Pan American AND Miami

Best regards,

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