Whenever we visit Plum Island, we pass this cool looking vintage airport between downtown Newburyport and the barrier island. We stopped the other day to make a few photos. It turns out to be one of the oldest airports in New England. Even though the airport opened in 1933, powered flight on Plum Island dates back to 1910 when a local yacht designer built a small airstrip between the marsh and sand dunes. Plum Island Airport tries to maintain the history of the site and has a small museum inside the Quonset hut shown here. Unfortunately, we did not realize this when we visited. Actually on Sunday, most people seemed to be here for the taco truck.