Glace Bay in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
Transatlantic Wireless / T.S.F. Transatlantique / Radiotelegrafico Transatlantico
In 1901 Signor Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic radio message at Signal Hill in St. John’s. On 15 December, 1902, he sent the first West to East message from a new station at Table Head to Poldhu, Cornwall. The station was moved, in 1904, to Port Morien and linked by wireless with Clifden in Ireland. The Port Morien station was officially opened for public use on 17 October, 1907.
En 1901, Guglielmo Marconi recevait à Signal Hill, dans la ville de St-Jean (T.-N.), le premier message - radio transatlantique. Le 15 décembre 1902, il envoya son premier message en sens inverse à Poldhu, Cornwall, d’un poste installé à Table Head. On transporta en 1904 le poste à Port Morien et le relia par T.S.F. à Clifden en Irlande. Le poste de Port Morien fut officiellement ouvert au public le 17 octobre 1907.
L’isola del Capo Bretone ha avuto un ruolo importantissimo nella storia del telegrafo senza fili. Guglielmo Marconi, avendo già dimostrato con i suoi precedenti esperimenti, ľimportanza della sua invenzione, fondò nel 1902, con
Erected 1951 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 15, 1902.
Location. 46° 12.668′ N, 59° 57.152′ W. Marker is in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Marker is on Timmerman Street north of Vivian Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker and monument are located at the Marconi National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 Timmerman Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia B1A 5M7, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marconi Wireless Station / La Station de Communication Sans Fil de Marconi (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); L'industrie du Charbon au Canada / Canada's Coal Industry (approx. 10.1 kilometers away); The First Coal Workings in North America (approx. 10.2 kilometers away); First Boy Scout Troop in North America (approx. 10.2 kilometers away); Morien's Legacy (approx. 10.6 kilometers away); Morien Businesses of the Past (approx. 10.6 kilometers away); Morien Institutions (approx. 10.6 kilometers away); Flint Island Light Station (approx. 10.8 kilometers away).
Also see . . .
1. Marconi National Historic Site (Wikipedia). The Marconi National Historic Site of Canada, located at Table Head in Glace Bay, is the site of Guglielmo Marconi's first transatlantic wireless station, callsign VAS, and the first wireless message sent from North America to Europe on December 15, 1902. The site features the remnants of Marconi's transmission towers, a modern amateur radio station, plus a museum chronicling Marconi's achievements. (Submitted on September 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Marconi wireless stations: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia (Wikipedia). On December 15, 1902 Marconi established transatlantic communication between Table Head in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and Poldhu in Cornwall, England using a 60 kilowatt transmitter and four 210-foot towers. The site of the Marconi Towers station now houses a museum. (Submitted on September 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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