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from Albany, New York, to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, a distance of 750 miles. Their course was to be down the Hudson River and along the coasts of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. They planned to stop twice for refueling at Bay Head, New Jersey, and Ocean City, Maryland, and expected to make the flight within ten hours. They left Albany at 8:30 a.m. and all went well until about 11:00 a.m. when they landed at Edwin Gould's yacht pier near New York City to tighten some wires. While there they refueled and as a result did not stop at Bay Head, which they passed at 1:00 p.m.

Flying conditions remained satisfactory until they were off the Delaware Capes wehre [[where]] they began to encounter fog banks. They pressed on and for two hours tried to maintain their course through the intense fog by turning both seaward and to shore, and also by climbing to higher altitudes, all to no avail. With their fuel running low they were finally forced to alight on the sea and await rescue. After fearing they might have to spend their night adrift, the fog began to lift about 4:00 p.m. and a bit later they were able to see a fishing boat where he obtained some fuel. Taking off they arrived at Ocean City, Maryland, at 5:30 p.m. after a total of 360 miles, thoroughly soaked and quite exhausted from their misty exposure. Before they could make another try, a bad hole was torn in the bottom of the hull forcing them to abandon the trophy event for  the season. In spite of their misfortune Kendrick made a splendid flight and undoubtedly would have won the event if they had not encountered such extremely bad flying conditions. 

Later Kendrick was awarded the Aero Club of America Medal of Merit for his trophy-flight attempt. 

During the winter months of 1915-1916 Kendrick and Mills moved their passenger-carrying business to Palm Beach, Florida. in 1916 Kendrick and Jaquith were again carrying passengers at Atlantic City and making moonlight trips on occasion. On August 21st Kendrick rescued a swimmer adrift at sea on an inflated
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