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“Wireless history”

Marconi National Historic Site of Canada
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Glace Bay
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

The displays inside are well done and the history is very interesting. The ranger provided a wonderful summary of the history. The site itself has little left of the original telegraph station but it is worth a short visit.

Thank GDJM1234
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"wireless transmission"
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I found the site interesting on the fact that you could stand where the first Trans-Atlantic radio was sent from North America to Europe and you are able to see where the towers where, but I feel there should be more development and maybe replicas of the monopole radio antenna .

Worth the look for the beauty of the area

Thank Rob K
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Not much here, but a beautiful location and quite educational. Don't need as much as one hour on this sight.

Thank Jon M
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

If in the area, you should do this and the Miner’s Museum on the same day as they are just down the road from each other. The Marconi Site is free and you learn a lot about how wireless – the precursor to radio – stated and spread. There are park rangers on site that answer many questions and can tell you some amazing stories. There is a model of what the site looked like and you can see in the visitors center before heading out to see the actual site. Sadly, nothing remains except a few small mounds.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Free too! Has a small table for kids to color. Just one room of information, but lots of it. Then you can walk the site to the cliff edge, where there are great views!

Thank snowomyn
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