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Bob Munro establishes Kenmore Air Harbor in a former swamp beside the lake

Soon after their return from World War II, aviation mechanics Bob Munro and Reg Collins and pilot Jack Mines establish Kenmore Air Harbor on 2.5 acres of a former swamp next to Lake Washington. Munroe builds a 36-horsepower airplane from the parts of wrecked planes and Kenmore Air is in business. Kenmore Air Harbor becomes the largest seaplane base in the United States.