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Marconi at Louisbourg Site
Trans-Atlantic Receiving Station
1913 - 1926

Louisbourg Receiving Station: 1913 - 1926

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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).

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By 1913, transatlantic business had grown enough to warrant 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.