Sanford Regional Airport improvements – Sanford ME

Description

“Sanford Town Engineer, Earnest Gallant, oversaw initial construction of the runways in 1930 on land owned by Lela H. Goodall Thomurg…”

William Campbell, President of the Goodall Worsted Company, founded Sanford Airways in 1931. After several improvement were made during the 1930s and early 1940s, funded primarily by New Deal agencies, the Sanford Airport was leased to the Navy in 1942. By then it boasted three lighted, paved, 3,000-foot runways… [Under MERA (Maine Emergency Relief Administration)/FERA it received a 3000 x 300 graded sod runway, a 2000 x 200 graded runway, and a 2000 x 100 graded sod runway].

Sanford Regional Airport is now overseen by an Airport Advisory Committee of the Town of Sanford and a part-time airport manager.”   (http://www.someoldnews.com)

W.P.A. project information:

  • “Construct municipal airport”
    Official Project Number: 165‐1‐11‐38
    Total project cost: $409,251.00
    Sponsor: Town of Sanford
  • “Construct municipal airport”
    Official Project Number: 165‐1‐11‐52
    Total project cost: $358,036.00
    Sponsor: Town of Sanford

Source notes

http://www.someoldnews.com/?p=1371

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (page C-86).

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on April 20, 2014.
Additional contributions by Evan Kalish.

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Location Info


Sanford, ME 04073

Coordinates: 43.394512, -70.709047

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