Waterville, ME Dirigible Airship Accident, Sept 1908

Hammondsport, N. Y. -- CHARLES OLIVER JONES, killed at Waterville, was numbered among the younger aeronauts, but his work in the field had already marked him as one of the most successful exponents of aerial navigation.

He came here a year ago from his home in Cincinnati with some entirely new ideas in regard to airships, and joined Alexander Graham Bell and others in the experiments with aeroplanes. It was JONES who evolved the famous "June Bug," which made several record flights for short distances. The "June Bug" won The Scientific American trophy offered for heavier than air machines, attaining a speed of about thirty miles an hour against the wind.

The Cranbury Press New Jersey 1908-09-11