The Wright Brothers - Part I, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

David McCullough
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Wilbur arrived in Norfolk, Virginia on September 7, 1900. When asking for directions to Kitty Hawk no one seemed to have heard of it. He eventually found a boatman, Israel Perry, who was born in Kitty Hawk and agreed to take him there on his schooner. Wilbur was leery of the boat which was in disrepair. He hoped he and his glider wouldn’t sink in the Pasquotank River on the forty mile trek to Kitty Hawk. There were rough times on the trip; waves lapped at the schooner making it roll and pitch. The boat sprang a leak. The touch-and-go and conditions forced them to spend the night in North River. After making repairs that took half of the next day, they were off again and the next morning reached their destination at Kill Devil Hills in Kitty Hawk.

Orville finally joined Wilbur...

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