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Photos: 'Flying boat' travels by land

Driver Brad Lewis makes a wide right turn from Miller Trunk Highway onto Trinity Road while hauling a Consolidated PBY Catalina, a World War II amphibious aircraft, from its old home at the Duluth International Airport to its new one at the Richa...

Driver Brad Lewis makes a wide right turn from Miller Trunk Highway onto Trinity Road while hauling a Consolidated PBY Catalina, a World War II amphibious aircraft, from its old home at the Duluth International Airport to its new one at the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior Monday afternoon. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Driver Brad Lewis makes a wide right turn from Miller Trunk Highway onto Trinity Road while hauling a Consolidated PBY Catalina, a World War II amphibious aircraft, from its old home at the Duluth International Airport to its new one at the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior Monday afternoon. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com

Driver Brad Lewis makes a wide right turn from Miller Trunk Highway onto Trinity Road while hauling a Consolidated PBY Catalina, a World War II amphibious aircraft, from its old home at the Duluth International Airport to its new one at the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior Monday afternoon. A special trailer from the Twin Cities area was used to haul this and another of the "flying boats" and their wings. Each hull is roughly 63 feet long and about 17-18 feet wide.

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