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Babylon in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birth of the American Wireless

 
 
Birth of the American Wireless Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 1, 2016
1. Birth of the American Wireless Marker
Inscription.
This is the site of
the birth of the
American wireless. A
pioneer station here
in 1901 first talked
with ships at sea.

Guglielmo Marconi


 
Location. 40° 41.552′ N, 73° 19.286′ W. Marker is in Babylon, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Fire Island Avenue and Virginia Road, on the left when traveling south on Fire Island Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Babylon NY 11702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Porters Landing (approx. mile away); Babylon Town Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Babylon Village Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); Suffrage Study Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain Joel Cook Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Babylon World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Babylon's Heros World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Conklin House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Babylon.
 
Also see . . .  Marconi Building (Rocky Point Historical Society). "During the first week of August in 1902 a notice was printed announcing the Jacobs cottage on Fire Island Avenue in Babylon was leased for five years from
Birth of the American Wireless Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 1, 2016
2. Birth of the American Wireless Marker - wide view
August 1st to the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of the United States The house also served as a station and training school. The Babylon Signal of September 13, 1902 reported The Marconi Wireless Station is now in thorough working order. On the main floor is the office and generating room. On the second floor is where the messages are transmitted and received....Note: the sign on Fire Island Avenue states: This is the site of the birth of the American wireless a pioneer station here in 1901 first talked with ships at sea. Note: Marconi had earlier stations in the United States and the Babylon Station was leased in 1902 for five years." (Submitted on September 2, 2018.) 
 
Categories. CommunicationsScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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