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station, called Atwood Park and Aviation Field, a beach and level marshland area. Atwood continued to fly for Clayton and Craig through most of 1912, instructing, carrying passengers, filling exhibition engagements, and making cross-country flights in and about the New England area. On March 8th he carried three passengers at Atwood Park for thirty minutes. On April 21st Atwood and Freemen started to fly to Portland, Maine, but gave up after a few miles because of strong head winds. He made another attempt on May 2nd and flew from Saugus to Wells, Maine, a distance of 75 miles. Leaving there the following morning he was forced down near Kennebunkport with magneto trouble. At that point Atwood claimed a real "hoodoo" in trying to fly to Portland. Late that spring this operation was changed to General Aviation Company, and Arch Freeman joined the firm as an assistant instructor. The group held a local air meet there May 30th to June 1st to stimulate interest in their school project. Joining in the event were aviators George Gray, Phil Page and Frank Terrill. Passengers were carried and Atwood and Freeman transported mail. A postal sub-station was provided at the field and at intervals mail was flown to a point near the Lynn Post Office where the sack was dropped for collection. Beachey came to join the meet on the last day of the event. During late June, Wright pilot Farnum Fish also started flying for Atwood and remained with the group until the end of August. Atwood was flying at Portland, Maine, about mid-June and on June 21st flew from Portland to Pittsfield, New Hampshire, for an exhibition there. Reportedly his flying in Portland at that time was the first ever made in the state of Maine. He also flew a Burgess-Wright hydro at Portland later that season. There is evidence that Atwood left Clayton and Craig during the late fall of 1912 and announced the Harry N. Atwood Private School of Aviation, incorporated by himself, S.S. Atwood and L.R. Soule.
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