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Marconi Wireless Site
Written by Brian Tarcy

WELLFLEET – There’s a plaque commemorating the first transatlantic wireless transmission, which was sent in 1903 from this spot.

The telegram, addressed to King Edward VII of England from President Theodore Roosevelt, was sent from an array of antennas that Guglielmo Marconi had installed on a Wellfleet sea cliff.

Those towers have been long lost to erosion, but the view that must have inspired him to put the towers here remains.

It would inspire anyone to shout across the ocean, Hey, check this place out!

Or words to that effect…

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About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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