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Orville Wright, [Diary Entry], August 1902
[25 August 1902, Monday - Orville Wright Diary,
aboard “Big Four,” Cincinnati, OH, to Old Point Comfort, VA]
[26 August 1902, Tuesday - Orville Wright Diary, Norfolk, VA]
Arrived in Norfolk at 11 a.m. Left for Eliz. City [Elizabeth City] at 4:00 p.m. Reached E. City at 5:45. Got freight aboard ship.
Weather Data for 26 August 1902
[27 August 1902, Wednesday - Orville Wright Diary, Elizabeth City, NC and on board Lou Willis]
Started for Kitty Hawk at 3.45 a.m. on Capt. Midgett’s boat Lou Willis, in perfect calm. Floated downstream 10 miles during day. Anchored at 4:00 o’clock p.m. Slept on deck over night.
Weather Data for 27 August 1902
[28 August 1902, Thursday - Orville Wright Diary, on board Lou Willis to Kill Devil Hills]
Sailed at 4:30 a.m. Reached Dosher’s Wharf at 4:00 p.m. Dan Tate took us to camp in spritsail boat.
Weather Data for 28 August 1902
[29 August 1902, Friday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]
Spent day in arranging kitchen and driving 16-ft. well. Building sank about two feet at each end. Took picture of interior of building at 10 a.m. ¾ sec., 11 stop.
*Note.—Machine raised off ground and came bouncing over & over towards camp. Knocked prop from one end of door, and was stopped after going about 150 ft. and breaking one upper spar.
Weather Data for 29 August 1902
[30 August 1902, Saturday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]
Set up bicycle. Fixed up table & upholstered seat. Will took trip to Kitty Hawk on bicycle, bring [bringing] back can of oil with him. Left order for Cap. Midgett for groceries & sunds [sundries].
Weather Data for 30 August 1902
[31 August 1902, Sunday - Orville Wright Diary, Kill Devil Hills]
After dinner Will went over to Kill Devil Station. Will wrote letters to father & Kate.
Weather Data for 31 August 1902
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