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St John's in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Canadian Atlantic
 

First Transatlantic Wireless Signal

 
 
First Transatlantic Wireless Signal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
1. First Transatlantic Wireless Signal Marker
Inscription.
This memorial is dedicated
by
Canadian Marconi Company
to the government and people of Newfoundland to commemorate an outstanding event in the history of Newfoundland and a new era in world communications

The first transatlantic wireless signal was received by Guglielmo Marconi on December 12, 1901 on this spot.

 
Erected by Canadian Marconi Company.
 
Location. 47° 34.23′ N, 52° 40.864′ W. Marker is in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula). Marker is on Signal Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fever Hospital (here, next to this marker); Transatlantic Radio Signals (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Signal Hill (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cabot Tower (about 90 meters away); Peacetime Use (about 90 meters away); Noon Day Gun (about 90 meters away); Fishery (about 90 meters away); Swiling (about 90 meters away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is locate in the parking lot of Signal Hill National Historic Site.
 
Also see . . .
First Transatlantic Wireless Signal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
2. First Transatlantic Wireless Signal Marker
 Dec 12, 1901: Marconi sends first Atlantic wireless transmission - This Day in History. Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less. The message--simply the Morse-code signal for the letter "s"--traveled more than 2,000 miles from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Newfoundland, Canada. (Submitted on November 15, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Communications
 
Success out of thin air / De la magie dans l’air image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
3. Success out of thin air / De la magie dans l’air
Thus plaque is adjacent to the marker above.
English / French

Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal near this spot on December 12, 1901. His success earned him the praise of newspapers the world over. / C’est tout près d’ici que Guglielmo Marconi reçut, le 12 décembre 1902 (sic), le premier signal transatlantique sans fil. Les journaux de monde entier célébrèrent sa réussite.
First Transatlantic Wireless Signal Marker and Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
4. First Transatlantic Wireless Signal Marker and Plaque
Cabot Tower is in the background.
<i>Marconi and assistants with Newfoundland cabinet outside of the Cabot Tower </i> image. Click for full size.
By James Vey, December 1901
5. Marconi and assistants with Newfoundland cabinet outside of the Cabot Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3, 4. submitted on November 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5. submitted on November 18, 2014. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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