North Chatham in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
The Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America built the Chatham receiver station in 1914. This is one of many stations built during the early part of the 20th century by Guglielmo Marconi as he expanded his global communications network. It was part of an extensive network of transmitting and receiving wireless stations linking Japan, Hawaii, and the United States to Europe.
The building in front of you is the operations building, the station’s communication hub. Operators in this building forwarded messages to and from Norway. After RCA took over in 1920, it was re-commissioned and became the largest ship to shore wireless telegraphy station in the United States. (Marker Number 10.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Science & Medicine.
Location. 41° 42.238′ N, 69° 58.852′ W. Marker is in North Chatham, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 847 Orleans Rd, North Chatham MA 02650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of the Pioneers of Chatham (approx. 1.9 miles away); Samuel De Champlain (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Battle of Chatham Harbor (approx. 2.8 miles away); History of Chatham Lighthouse (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Mayflower Story (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Rescue of the Pendleton (approx. 2.8 miles away); Universalist Society Meeting House (approx. 5½ miles away); The Schooner Montclair (approx. 5½ miles away).
Regarding Chatham Radio/WCC. The operation building is now a museum, check their web site for the schedule.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. WCC (radio station). (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Marconi Company. (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
4. Guglielmo Marconi. (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 1, 2014, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.