Mitre Peak and Milford Sound in New Zealand. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BASS HARBOR MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Fentons flew in New Zealand



TREMONT — Nat and Sugar Fenton will present a slide show of their trip exploring the glacier-covered mountains of New Zealand’s Southern Alps in a Cessna at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Approximately 48 hours after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, Nat and Sugar Fenton were landing in the city of Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand. Several days later, they flew to Geordie Station, a sheep and cattle ranch serving as home base for flying the mountainous South Island in a Cessna 172, a small single-engine four-passenger plane.

The Fentons shared in the ownership of a 1968 Cessna 172 for approximately 15 years and had flown to Seattle, White Horse, Yukon, Kitty Hawk, Chicago and to the Oshkosh Air Show five times during that period.

The library is located at 89 Bernard Road, Bernard. Call 244-3798 or email [email protected].

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