World's Record for Hydroplane Flight,
Daily Journal and Tribune,
Knoxville, Tennessee: June 26, 1912,
Transcribed by Bob Davis - 12-15-03
Rochester, N. Y. June 25. - Fred G. Eells broke the world's record for sustained hydroplane flight today when he piloted his
machine over Irondequoit bay, seventy-three miles, in one hour and twenty-one minutes, an average speed of fifty-four
miles an hour. Eells' flight was cut short when his supply of gasoline gave out and he dropped his machine to the bay. The
best previous record for sustained flight was forty-six miles.