But at one time in early 60's you could get on a Sea Plane and tour the city as well.Sea planes? you think of them more for use on lakes but
located on whats now called the North Shore a small fleet of Sea Planes operated for several decades near Brunot Island & Manchester. using the Ohio River for take offs and landings and the base was located on the Allegheny River near sixth street bridge .
The service was started in 1940s by William Graham who also ran the Pittsburgh / Butler Airport at the time .
There was also a sea plane base which operated near the Mckeesport -Dravosburg area as well up till late 60's as well.