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Cape Breton Island Sights

Marconi National Historic Site

  • 15 Timmerman St. Map It
  • Glace Bay
  • Historic District/Site

Updated 11/15/2013

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On a spectacular headland, this site commemorates the spot at Table Head where, in 1902, Guglielmo Marconi built four tall wooden towers and beamed the first official wireless messages across the Atlantic Ocean. An interpretive trail leads to the foundations of the original towers and transmitter buildings. The visitor center has large models of the towers as well as artifacts and photographs chronicling the radio pioneer's life and work.

Sight Information


15 Timmerman St., 23 km (14 miles) northeast of Sydney; follow signs from Hwy. 255, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, B0E 1B0, Canada

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902-295–2069; 902-842–2530-summer


Sight Details:

  • Free (C$2.50 donation suggested)
  • Open July–early Sept., daily 10–6

Updated 11/15/2013


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