The B-1 was a
"pusher-style" flying boat, with its engine at the rear. It could
carry a pilot and two passengers, as well as mail or cargo. The hull
was laminated wood veneer, and the wing frames were spruce and
It outlasted six engines in eight years of international airmail
runs between Seattle and Victoria, British Columbia. Flown by Eddie
Hubbard, the B-1 covered 350,000 miles -- remarkable for the time.