As an add on to the “This Week in Technology History” segment I present on Friday evening nets, I want to send along a link to an article from the BBC about Marconi’s first station in Newfoundland Canada. It is part technology history and part travelogue. It gives you a view into Marconi’s dream and the location of his history making station in St. John’s. Have a look at some of the photos…especially the one showing station staff wrestling with a kite used to keep an antenna aloft. A sentence at the end of the article speaks to the station’s role in reporting the sinking of a significant vessel early in the 20th century.
Here is the link: