August 11, 1978. A historic day for Maine. It's the day the Double Eagle II balloon left Presque Isle. 178 hours later, it landed in Miserey, France, making it the first successful transatlantic balloon flight in history. 3099 miles!
If you decide to go on summer weekend adventure to see this, you'll be humbled by the site of this historic Maine tragedy. The wicked good folks at Yesah Digital shot some terrific footage of this sacred hidden location so we can get quick tour in the meantime.