Glace Bay in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
Marconi Wireless Station / La Station de Communication Sans Fil de Marconi
Having demonstrated the feasibility of transatlantic wireless communication in 1901, Guglielmo Marconi established a permanent station on Cape Breton Island in 1902. When the original Table Head site proved too restricted, the station was relocated in 1905 to Marconi Towers, south of Glace Bay. This new station, operating with a "sister" in Clifden, Ireland, first provided regular public intercontinental service in 1908, and here Marconi further refined wireless technology. VAS, the Voice of the Atlantic Seaboard, began broadcasting from there in 1922. The station closed in 1946.
Guglielmo Marconi démontra en 1901 que la communication transatlantique sans fil était possible et établit une station permanente dans l'île du Cap-Breton en 1902. Son emplacement initial, à Table Head, se révélant trop exigu, elle fut réinstallée en 1905 à Marconi Towers, au sud de Glace Bay. Jumelée à la station de Clifden, en Irlande, elle assura, dès 1908, le premier service intercontinental public régulier. C'est dans cette nouvelle station que Marconi perfectionna la télégraphie et que VAS,
Erected 2017 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Parks Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada et Parcs Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 46° 11.85′ N, 59° 57.485′ W. Marker is in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Marker is on McKeen Street north of William Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located near the Old Town Hall (Glace Bay Heritage Museum) front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 McKeen Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia B1A 5B9, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Transatlantic Wireless / T.S.F. Transatlantique / Radiotelegrafico Transatlantico (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); L'industrie du Charbon au Canada / Canada's Coal Industry (approx. 9.3 kilometers away); The First Coal Workings in North America (approx. 9.4 kilometers away); First Boy Scout Troop in North AmericaMorien's Legacy (approx. 9.7 kilometers away); Morien Businesses of the Past (approx. 9.7 kilometers away); Morien Institutions (approx. 9.7 kilometers away); Flint Island Light Station (approx. 9.8 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Marconi Wireless Station Marker Dedication. Guglielmo Marconi’s wireless station south of Glace Bay, was a significant site of wireless communication in Canada in the beginning of the 20th century, and played a critical role in the development of wireless technology. Marconi, an Italian physicist, was the inventor of a successful wireless telegraph, which he patented and publicly demonstrated in Britain in 1896. (Submitted on September 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.