May 11-1908: Marconi sends messages 1,700 miles to sea from Cape Cod

On this day, the New York Times reported in 1908 that the Marconi station in Wellfleet was sending wireless messages to vessels at sea as far offshore as 1,700 miles. In 1900, Marconi set up a high-powered transmitting station at Poldhu, on the English Coast at Cornwall. In 1901, Marconi built a wireless station at Signal Hill, Newfoundland and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. >click to read<>click to read more<08:36

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