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Rawlinson Nab

Rawlinson Nab

For a map depicting the location of Rawlinson Nab, please click here

In late November 1910, Oscar Gnosspelius tested his hydro-aeroplane Gnosspelius No. 1 just south of Rawlinson Nab. Gnosspelius lived nearby at Silverholme during 1909-1925.

This photo of Rawlinson Rab was amongst those taken on 15 July 1912 by Gertrude Bacon, when she became the first passenger to be flown a complete circuit of the lake.

The photo at the top of this page was taken from Waterhen.

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