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Cobb Island in Charles County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Milestone in Radio History

 
 
Milestone in Radio History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 11, 2015
1. Milestone in Radio History Marker
Inscription. Here on Cobb Island, in December 1900, Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, assisted by Frank W. Very, while experimenting in wireless telephony, for the first time sent and received intelligible speech by electromagnetic waves between two masts 50 feet high and one mile apart.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 15.645′ N, 76° 51.08′ W. Marker is in Cobb Island, Maryland, in Charles County. Marker is at the intersection of Cobb Island Road (SR 254) and Potomac River Drive on Cobb Island Road (SR 254). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cobb Island MD 20625, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Muse (approx. 5.8 miles away in Virginia); Colonial Beach Roll of Honor (approx. 6 miles away in Virginia); The Bay Today (approx. 6 miles away in Virginia); A New World on the Chesapeake (approx. 6 miles away in Virginia); Paradise Found (approx. 6 miles away in Virginia); Potomac River Dory Boat (approx. 6 miles away); Saint Clement’s Island (approx. 6 miles away); St. Clement's Island Lighthouse (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Categories. Communications
 
Milestone in Radio History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 11, 2015
2. Milestone in Radio History Marker
Milestone in Radio History Marker near the Potomac River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 11, 2015
3. Milestone in Radio History Marker near the Potomac River
Sign at entrance to Cobb Island image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 11, 2015
4. Sign at entrance to Cobb Island
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 3, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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