Alaska Coastal Airlines Grumman G-21A Goose N68157
Alaska Coastal Airlines was formed in 1939 as the result of a merger
between Alaska Air Transport
and Marine Airways. It operated local service routes down in the
island chain of southeastern Alaska.
print was received from the airline in 1961 and illustrates the livery
of the day. N68157
was an ex Royal Navy
Grumman Goose 1A (BW791) returned to the US under Lend Lease (only the
aircraft were actually returned - most languished in Europe).
This Goose had previously been
Amphibian Air Transport out of Long Beach, Califormia on the Santa
Catalina Island run.
A complete history and
more images of it appear on "The Goose Central" website at: