History Detectives investigates an inventor's dream of bringing the US and Europe closer together.
May 27, 1927. Charles Lindbergh made history flying alone, non-stop, across the Atlantic. His flight captivated the public, and made the dream of transatlantic air travel a reality. But nearly 14 years before Lindbergh's flight, a lone inventor had proposed a technology he believed would safely carry air passengers across the ocean in comfort, rivaling the day's luxurious steamships.
Ed Mauro of Rochester, New York believes a collection of photos and badges links his family to this extraordinary dream.
History Detectives investigates what happened to a fantastic engineering marvel and discovers what role Ed's grandfather played in the Seadrome's history.
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