Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Wellfleet, Mass
December 25, 2011

The ocean has revealed a big piece of Cape Cod history in Wellfleet - ruins of the Marconi station which sent the first transatlantic wireless message from the USA to the UK.

Watch Marconi ruins surface in Wellfleet here http://www.southgatearc.org/news/december2011/marconi_ruins_surface_in_wellfleet.htm

On January 18, 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt's message to King Edward VII was tapped out in Morse code from South Wellfleet to the station at Poldhu in Cornwall. It was to be the first wireless telegram between America and the United Kingdom. The message read:
His Majesty, Edward VII.
London, Eng.
In taking advantage of the wonderful triumph of scientific research and ingenuity which has been achieved in perfecting a system of wireless telegraphy, I extend on behalf of the American People most cordial greetings and good wishes to you and to all the people of the British Empire.
Wellfleet, Mass., Jan. 19, 1903

Click the link above to see the website this story originally came from.

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