In 1931 Charles Linberg and Igor Sikorsky laid out plans in Botwood for the Skirosky s42
Photo..... Charles & Ann Lindberg Botwood
Model of S42 Yankee Clipper On June 29,1933
the Pan American Yankee Clipper,the largest
airplane of the day,left Botwood on the first scheduled passanger flight.
Botwood is a world class mural arts destination,Many beautiful murals adorn the town
Shirley at interactive display
During WW2 Botwood was an anti submarine base.Due to its spacious deep water
inlet of Notre Dame Bay, Botwood
afforded ample space for the
manovering of planes taking
off and landing.
This mural depects images working together to salute WW11 vetrans.
This mural depicts images working together to salute WW11 vetrans
In ww2 a causeway was built out from Botwood to house an ammunition bunker. This photo was taken from Kellick isaland looking back at Botwood
Botwood is located in Central Newfoundland . It is a town of incredible beauty and incredible avitation history.
The base today has a restored Catalina flying boat , 2 museums and an ammunition bunker on killick Island
The Air Base is
the home of the annual
Flying Boat Festival
Ammunition Bunker on Kellick Island
Botwood home of the first Trans Atlantic Flight
This Catalina was used in WW 2 to spot submarines ,using 2 transparent bubbles ,giving a clear view of any enemy craft.
The Flying boat museum has displays of early aviation 1919-1945 .Pan Am and BOAC
Winston Churchill & Delano Roosevelt ..BOAC ground staff 1945
Major Sidney Cotton established the first
facilities for aircrafts at Botwood 1921-1922
The Heritage Center museum contains shipping/railway era of Abitibi, cottage hospital,tools of ship building,and Beothuk displays . ( Stan & Don at Center)
Dave on Flight Simulator