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failing to start within the specified period. This left Havens as the only remaining contestant. On the 16th they flew on to Winonah Beach, Bay City, Michigan, where another bad storm kept them grounded. On the 17th weather was clearing but not flyable until midday when they started out again. About fifty miles away they ran into another terrific storm and were buffeted about for some time in wind, rain and lightning until they ran out of gas. Havens was able to make a safe landing near shore. Verplanck remained with the plane while Havens rowed a small boat, walked some distance and rode a horse about four miles for gasoline, after which he flew on to Port Sanilac above Port Hurton, Michigan, where they spent the night. On [[strikethrough]] June [[/strikethrough]] July 18th they left Port Sanilat at 9:45 a.m. and arrived at Belle Isle, Detroit, at 3:30 p.m. to complete the race. Well known Detroit sportsman pilot, William E. Scripps, flew out to meet them on their arrival and escorted them to the finish of the race in his Burgess-Wright Hydro. Considering that the race was held during the worst summer weather on the Great Lakes in many years, it was indeed a most remarkable accomplishment and proved Havens' [[strikethrough]] extensive [[/strikethrough]] superior experience and knowledge in flying water craft. [[strikethrough]] and the fact [[/strikethrough] It also demonstrated that the Curtiss [[strikethrough]] F [[/strikethrough] Flying Boat was at the time much better developed than any competing machine, all of which were new and untried for [[strikethrough] this [[/strikethrough] such a strenuous event. Actually, Havens and Verplanck[[strikethrough]] they [[/strikethrough] were but one day late in completing the race according to schedule, with actual total flying time less than [[strikethrough] 15 [[/strikethrough] fifteen hours. At Detroit [[strikethrough] Havens and Verplanck [[/strikethrough]] they received the Aero Club of Michigan Silver Challenge Trophy, and the Aero Club of America Medal or Merit for the outstanding flight of the year and as a reward for their marvelous achievement. After the festivities were over Verplanck returned to New York leaving Havens in Detroit with his flying boat, where for some time he carried passengers and demonstrated the delights of water flying to many marine minded sportsmen. He also gave some instruction to William E. Scripps 8
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