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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 19, 1913, Image 13

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3UILDS FREIGHT AND PASSENGER AERO
YACHT FOR TRANS-ATLANTIC TRIP
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Capt. Matthew A. Batson, the in
ventor and builder of the'Batspn aero
yacht, a model o.f which is" shown
above.
Savannah, G'a., 'Sept. 19: This
city, which built the- first, trans-At-.
lantic steamboat-and-sent" it on its
maiden voyage to Liverpool" iif 1819,
may soon crown its sea honors with a
' parallel feat in-aeriaKnavigation,. "
Cap. Matthew A. Batson, U. S. A.,
retired, prophecies that another year
will see the intial voyage of his new
multiplane "air-yacht" from Savan
nah to Liverpool.
So sure is the inventor of "the suc
cess of his venture that he has in
corporated a company for the manu
facture and operation of his vessel
for the purpose of carrying passen
gers, mail and freight between do
mestic and interoceanic ports.
The models of his strange craft
have flown successfully, and the first
complete air-yacht, theoretically
capable -of carrying ten passengers,
two aeronauts, two days' fuel and
two tons of freight at a speed of 100
miles an hour, is almost ready for its
initial, trial.-
The. inventor will try it out first on
water, along the reaches of the Wil
mington river; then will come the
(test pf air flights. If the vessel an
swers its expectations, a few weeks ,
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