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Photos: 'Flying boat' travels by land

Driver Brad Lewis makes a wide right turn from Miller Trunk Highway onto Trinity Road while hauling a Consolidated PBY Catalina, a World War II amphibious aircraft, from its old home at the Duluth International Airport to its new one at the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior Monday afternoon. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com1 / 5
Brad Lewis, with Cross Country Boat Transport, secures and signs the hull of a Consolidated PBY Catalina at the Duluth International Airport before moving the amphibious aircraft to the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior Monday. A second "flying boat" (left) awaits transport. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com2 / 5
Jerry Pybas of Duluth, a colonel with the Commemorative Air Force Lake Superior Squadron 101, wedges boards and Styrofoam under to secure a wing section from a Consolidated PBY Catalina for transport to Superior Monday. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com3 / 5
Matt Nelson (top) and Jerry Pybas, withe Commemorative Air Force Lake Superior Squadron 101, work together to help secure the central wing section for a Consolidated PBY Catalina amphibious plane for its ride to Superior. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com4 / 5
Matt Nelson (right), truck driver for Jeff Foster Trucking, tosses a securing strap over a section of the wing from a Consolidated PBY Catalina before it's moved from a hangar at the Duluth International Airport to the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior Monday afternoon. Helping him to secure the wing section at left is Jerry Pybas, a colonel in the Commemorative Air Force Lake Superior Squadron 101. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com 5 / 5

Driver Brad Lewis makes a wide right turn from Miller Trunk Highway onto Trinity Road while hauling a Consolidated PBY Catalina, a World War II amphibious aircraft, from its old home at the Duluth International Airport to its new one at the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior Monday afternoon. A special trailer from the Twin Cities area was used to haul this and another of the "flying boats" and their wings. Each hull is roughly 63 feet long and about 17-18 feet wide.

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