MR. CAPO'S HOTEL AND BEACH, ST. AUGUSTINE, FL., 1912
Early the next morning, we were headed down to the dock, put aboard a little ferry boat run by a Mr. Capo, who also owned a little
hotel and the beach which was to be used as a flying field. The beach was a strip of ground separated from the mainland by the St.
John's River. Every morning, Mr. Capo would pick us up with his launch and take us across the river to his place. Then we boarded a
car that ran on rails, pulled by a horse, which took us across the strip of land to the beach itself. Arriving at the beach, where we
expected to find several planes lined up with aviators ready to instruct us, we were surprised to find but one old Farman biplane. It was
owned and flown by an aviator by the name of Otto Brodie, He had two mechanics, Charles Allen and another chap whose name I
have forgotten. We later learned that Brodie was renting the plane to the Aero Exhibition Co.
Selection From Walter's Journal