Alone Among the Stars: Aviation in Harbour Grace, NL (1919-Present) | Digital Museums Canada
A black and white photo of three individuals on top of the wings of a plane, refueling. A large crowd stood around the aircraft, backs to camera.

Alone Among the Stars: Aviation in Harbour Grace, NL (1919-Present)

Conception Bay Museum 2023
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On August 26, 1927, the Pride of Detroit became the first plane to land at the newly constructed Harbour Grace airstrip in Newfoundland. Over the coming decades, Harbour Grace would cement its legacy in aviation lore, hosting 20 transatlantic flight attempts. This virtual exhibition tells the story of aviation in this area through archival records, oral histories, and artifacts.



Matthew G. McCarthy


English writer

Matthew G. McCarthy
Francis Finlayson

Comparative editor

Lucie Leblanc


French translator

Cecilia Bungay


Content integration and layout

Danita Power


Christina Hearn

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