Wednesday, July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012

Jamestown, NY to Horseheads, NY

Left Jamestown around 9:00 this morning after having breakfast at Mindy's Place in Lakewood.

First stop this morning was the Glenn Curtis Museum in Hammondsport, NY, about 130 miles east of Jamestown.  The museum was pretty good, covering a number of Curtis' inventions, including bicycles, motorcycles, boats, engines of various configurations, and, or course, airplanes.  This Curtis C-46 stands outside the grounds of the museum:

My pictures didn't come out real well inside the museum, but here are a couple of the better ones:

The plane above was an early float plane.

The plane above is an early Curtis Flyer.

 And above is a Curtis JN-4 Jennie, a trainer used during WWI and after the war by barnstormers.

I had a lot more pictures, but unfortunately they didn't come our real well.

I left Hammondsport around 1:00 and rode over to the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY.  Pat and I had been here about 10 years ago, and the museum is really interesting.  In addition to live demonstrations of glass-blowing, they have a really first-rate collection of glass dating back to 3000 BC.

This is a view of the museum from the outside:

And here are a couple views of the glass collection inside:

This is one of those places where you could spend hours and not see everything.  Worth the trip!

Tomorrow, it's off to Norwich, NY and the Northeast Classic Car Museum and Cooperstown, NY for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Miles today:  207.