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The Double Eagle II Balloon Site is a historical marker in Presque Isle, Maine, commemorating the first transatlantic balloon crossing.

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The Double Eagle II, piloted by Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman, launched from Presque Isle on 11 August 1978, and became the first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it landed 17 August 1978 in Miserey near Paris.

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