Island Commuter (Nov, 1950)
COMBINING many features of an automobile, an airplane and a boat, the Island Commuter cruises through the water at 50 miles an hour. The 36-foot aluminum vessel was built by Anthony Sulak to carry him between Seattle and an island 85 miles away. Two airplane propellers drive the craft on water or land. The vessel has four retractable airplane wheels which are used when it is beached. At rest, it draws only 1-1/2 inches and at top speed it planes four or five inches out of the water. The 3200-pound craft costs $24,000.