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Navy Yard in Southeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Radio Towers

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 6, 2018
1. Radio Towers Marker
Inscription.  Since its earliest development, radio communication has been critical to the operations of the United States Navy. Powerful radio towers on shore transmitted coded messages to Navy ships, where trained radio operators and de-coders managed the exchange of vital mission information. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, all radio development was controlled by the Navy to prevent its possible use by enemy spies.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWar, World IWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 38° 52.396′ N, 77° 0.075′ W. Marker is in Southeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Navy Yard. Marker can be reached from Water Street Southwest east of 3rd Street Southeast, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Water Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lumber Shed - Movement of Materials (a few steps from this marker); The Lumber Shed Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Boiler House (within shouting distance
Radio Towers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 6, 2018
2. Radio Towers Marker
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of this marker); The River in Focus (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumber Shed - Form and Function (within shouting distance of this marker); Crane Runway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mildred Belle (about 300 feet away); River Revival (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southeast Washington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 31, 2023