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 Did you know that Amelia Earhart had a Connecticut connection?

 

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Six years before she disappeared while flying across the Pacific Ocean, Amelia Earhart was married to publisher George Putnam at the home of his mother in Noank, a seacoast village more known for shipbuilding than aviation in southeastern Connecticut.

Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, and the only person to fly across both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, was one of our nation’s aviation pioneers, a thrill-seeking adventurer who disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe from the equator.

The Noank Historical Society has kept her memory alive with a plaque, noting her Connecticut connection. The Society also operates two museum sites that focuses on its ties to the sea, which were substantial, during the 19th century era of wooden shipbuilding.