Alice Luckhardt

Floridays
3:19 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Gilded Age inventor, aviator helped develop Sewall's Point

Willoughby used his seaplane to travel between Sewall's Point and Palm Beach.
Elliott Museum Collection

Hugh Willoughby also is credited with building the world's first seaplane, which he named the Pelican. Stuart  researcher and writer Alice Luckhardt discusses the life of this remarkable man, who also made a  historic trek across the Everglades in 1892.