Thursday, August 30, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
This is Table Head, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where Guglielmo Marconi set up his first successful wireless radio station.
On 15 Dec 1902 Marconi and his assistants successfully broadcast the a single letter "S" from Glace Bay to England and this started the wireless revolution.
It's hard to see his photo but this is one of the banner newspaper headlines that recognized Marconi's feat.
Table Head still stands but the four towers with the inverted pyramid of copper wires connecting the towers and the towers are long gone. All that remains are the cement slabs that supported these 260 foot wooden towers and a Canadian Tourist building/site to commorate the success. We visited this on 31 July 07 - one of our days off. The site is about 50 miles from our campground.