George T Tomlinson and W. H. Shackford of Syracuse, who started from Binghamton for New York Saturday in a balloon, landed at Constableville in Lewis county. The wind was blowing from the southwest when the men started, and instead of going toward New York they drifted toward Utica. The wind was stiff and the balloon covered the 100 miles in seven hours.
We wonder if William and George were ever recognized for making a long distance amateur record for this balloon flight!
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