Thought the picture attached might prove of interest to some. It was taken in 1946 by a friend of mine as I taxied out for takeoff from the base at Stage Fort Park, in a Piper J-3 Cub on floats. The veiws from the air around Cape Ann were spectacular. I would fly over and land and take off in Magnolia Harbor. Just back from military service that summer, I got my long yearned for solo at the Beverly Airport, then got checked out in float planes at Gloucester. That operation only lasted a few years, but I was glad they made it possible for me to get that seaplane solo while living in Magnolia. Accumulated a few thousand hours thereafter in other parts of the country.
Keep ’em flying!