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the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada
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Trans-Atlantic Receiving Station
1913 - 1926
THE MARCONI - LOUISBOURG CONNECTION
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GUGLIELMO MARCONI (1874 - 1937)
Marconi was an Italian physicist known for his development of wireless telegraphy. Before the end of 1895 he had transmitted wireless signals a distance of over a mile, an event that many consider to be the birth of radio. In 1909, he received the Nobel prize in physics (1909).
transatlantic business had grown enough to
the opening of a receiving station at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.
Because of his work , 1995 was celebrated around the world as the centennial of radio.