Plaque to be unveiled
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.