Upcoming talk planned on female pilot in Wolfville

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Charles A. Burke, Senior Parks Canada Archaeologist in Halifax, will give a public talk March 19 about a pioneering female aviator who landed in Cape Breton.

Beryl Markham's small monoplane, The Messenger, landed unexpectedly in Baleine, near Louisbourg, in 1936.

She began her perilous journey on Sept. 4, departing the Abingdon Aerodome in England for New York City.

Completing the journey put the 34-year-old Markham woman into the record books as the first woman to solo pilot the dangerous westward route from England to North America. 

The evening talk to the Wolfville and Area Historical Society will take place at 7 p.m. in room 138 of the Beveridge Arts Centre at Acadia University.

Organizations: Senior Parks Canada Archaeologist, Area Historical Society, BeveridgeArts Centre Acadia University

Geographic location: Wolfville, England, Halifax Cape Breton Baleine Louisbourg New York City Markham North America

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