Flying Lady Jupiter Boat Tours
Explore Jupiter by Boat with the famous and always entertaining Captain Mark
Explore Jupiter by Boat with Captain Mark
Meet the Flying Lady
Born 1908, Blackfoot, Idaho. to Bert James Lorow and Nellie Johnston Lorow. Bert James real last name was Willis but changed it to Lorow after he and his father came to a disagreement about using the word freaks instead of oddities in one of their shows. His father Col. E Willis was one of the founders of the famed Coney Island in NY.
At 5 yrs old Laura became the bass drummer for the family Scottish Band. She held that position until 12, then graduated to Bag Piper. Laura at 16 joined a British trapeze act, The Flying Behees and did a High Wire Walking act of her own which included “hanging by her teeth”…..Legend has it that the “Catcher” Behee ( who later brought “Flying Trapeze” to Fla State U.) was abusive in his training methods.
Pete Manos(My Grandfather), an Athletic Show wrestler intervened and went on to marry Laura…..By 1925 the “Flying Lady”, in Garden City, NY., while booked with Christy Bros. Circus “came down to earth” and flew for the last time. The Lorows, as a Circus family, can be traced from Bert’s birth in 1866 to 1960 in Billboard Magazine Archives. So as soon as I pulled back that canvas in Vermont and saw that timeless bow and the sweeping lines I instantly thought of my grandmother gliding effortlessly through the air and at that moment I knew the boat and business would be named The Flying Lady.