Lark of Duluth replica to be featured at Wisconsin airshow
A replica of the Lark of Duluth will be placed on display at the nation’s largest airshow this summer.
The plane, a replica of a 1913 flying boat made of wood with fabric-covered wings, was to have made an appearance at last year’s show, but it was damaged in a crash landing during a test flight in Duluth in July 2013 and could not make the trip.
Repairs have since been made, and the plane will be featured to mark this year’s 100th anniversary of the launch of the nation’s first scheduled commercial air service using the original Lark of Duluth to shuttle passengers between St. Petersburg and Tampa, Fla.
It took Duluth’s Mark Marino and a crew of volunteers 5½ years to research and construct the replica.