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On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart flew away from a town called Lae in the South Pacific. Earhart was attempting to circumnavigate the globe. After taking off from Lae, she disappeared. The Superhero Historians will investigate her life, her final flight, and the possible outcomes to that flight.
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Friday, February 29, 2008


Alistair Flush, Military Historian

Okay, pay attention to whati I’m about to tell you.  I’ll keep it short.  The United States Coast Guard sent its ship Itasca to help Earhart with navigation to Howland Island.  The ship was set to be in radio contact with Earhart’s plane for that section of her flight.  We will go over what happened later.  Now, I wanted to introduce you to the ship.

The Itasca was 250 feet long.  The ship launched on November 16, 1929 and was commissioned on July 12, 1930.  On September 28, 1950 it was sold for scrap metal.  The ship cost $900,000.


By: Alistair Flush, Military Historian
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