June 30, 2010
We vaguely remember learning that Guglielmo Marconi sent the first wireless message across the
Shortly thereafter, he disassembled the huge web of copper wire supported by four giant wooden towers that served as his broadcast aerial to move them to another site. Wildflowers are rapidly encroaching on the foundations that held the towers, so not much is left to mark the historic spot, except
Here are a couple interesting twists to the Marconi story. When the cable company that had a monopoly on transatlantic communication at the time figured out the potential of Marconi's work, they tried to put him out of business through litigation (some things never change).
What a great story, and who knew?