Marconi National Historic Site – The point of the first official transatlantic wireless communications in Glace Bay

The historic site commemorate the efforts of Guglielmo Marconi to transmit transatlantic radio signals between North America and Europe in the first decade of the 20th century.

Marconi’s transmission towers at his first wireless station in Glace Bay / Image source – Guglielmo Marconi / Image source

Marconi National Historic Site, located at Table Head in Glace Bay, is the site of Guglielmo Marconi’s first transatlantic wireless station, callsign VAS, and the first wireless message sent from North America to Europe on December 15, 1902. Marconi chose this site for its elevated flat expanse and unobstructed view out over the Atlantic Ocean.

The site features the remnants of transmission towers, a modern amateur radio station, plus a museum chronicling Marconi’s achievements.

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