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Harriet Quimby’s last flight

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Harriet’s last flight took place in Boston during the Boston Aviation Meet on July 1, 1912. She was to fly from Harvard Field to Boston Light and return. Flying with Harriet on her fateful flight was friend and manager of the Boston Aviation Meet, W.A.P. Willard.

After Harriet Quimby’s fatal crash there was great speculation on what happened during her last flight. Following her death, there were several newspaper articles remembering Harriet Quimby and her monumental achievements in during her short life.

DeathAn unknown man carries Harriet Quimby’s body from the waters of Dorchester Bay.