Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near L'Anse-au-Loup in Division No. 10, Newfoundland and Labrador (Labrad, Newfoundland and Labrador — The Canadian Atlantic
 

The Marconi Station

Lighthouse Trail

 
 
The Marconi Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2014
1. The Marconi Station Marker
Captions: Floorplan of the Marconi Station 1922-1946.; The Point Amour Marconi Station in the 1930s. During the summer months at least three operators were need to keep up with the number of messages being sent and received.
Inscription. The concret ruins which you see here are the remains of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Station that was built in 1904. Originally constructed for the benefit of trans-Atlantic shipping, the telegraph station became the first major communication link between the Labrador Straits and the rest of the world.
 
Location. 51° 27.666′ N, 56° 51.454′ W. Marker is near L'Anse-au-Loup, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 10, Newfoundland and Labrador (Labrad. Marker is on L'Anse Amour Branch Road just from Trans-Labrador Highway (Newfoundland and Labrador Route 510). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: L'Anse-au-Loup, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 3L0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Diaphone (within shouting distance of this marker); L’Anse Amour Burial (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Thrombolites or Living Rocks (approx. 20.4 kilometers away).
 
Additional keywords. lighthouse
 
Categories. Communications
 
The Marconi Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2014
2. The Marconi Station Marker
View from the lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2014
3. View from the lighthouse
The marker is located at the parking lot.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement