Plaque to be un­veiled

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS GLACE BAY/NEW WATERFORD & AREA - Re­serve St., Glace Bay.

GLACE BAY — A plaque to rec­og­nize the his­toric sig­nif­i­cance of the Wire­less Mar­coni Sta­tion will be un­veiled Satur­day.

The cer­e­mony will take place at the Glace Bay Bay Her­itage Mu­seum in the Old Town Hall at 11 a.m.

Cory Slaun­white, me­dia spokesper­son for Parks Canada, said the plaque was made pos­si­ble through Parks Canada His­toric Sites and Mon­u­ments of Canada and will be un­veiled by Cape Bre­ton-Canso MP Rodger Cuzner. The event will also in­clude the launch of the an­niver­sary book­let “Wire­less Spans the At­lantic” by Dr. Henry Rad­ford, which was funded by Nova Sco­tia Com­mu­ni­ties, Cul­ture and Her­itage. Ital­ian physi­cist and ra­dio pi­o­neer Guglielmo Mar­coni sent the first ra­dio trans­mis­sion from Glace Bay across the At­lantic Ocean on Dec. 12, 1901.

The mu­seum is lo­cated at 14 McKeen St. in Glace Bay.

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