You will find a nice biography of Ecker and photo of his boat
on the Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum site
by clicking on:
There is a second entry on the site of the
Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum.
You may visit that page by clicking on:
from William Scallione
My dad owned a TV store in Syracuse, NY from the 50's to the early 80's called Erie TV.
I believe he moved into a few locations before settling on his main store on the corner of Erie Blvd and State St.
The building he bought was a large old warehouse that used to sit only a few feet from the Erie Canal (now Erie Blvd) many years ago.
We always heard a story of how he had found an old airplane on one of the upper floors and it ended up in the Smithsonian.
I was too young to know anything about airplanes at the time. Just found the info on it at their web site
From The Early Birds of Aviation
Roster of Members
January 1, 1993
If you have any more information on this Early Bird,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper