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“Historical Must See”

Marconi Wireless Station
Ranked #6 of 37 things to do in Wellfleet
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Owner description: The site of the first trans-Atlantic message, transmitted by the "Father of Radio," Guglielmo Marconi.
Bellingham, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Historical Must See”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

The location of the first trans-Atlantic Morse code message. I have seen this place my entire childhood and I am so sad to report how much the ocean as eroded the sand cliffs. As far back as I can remember I could see the location of the original poles (4 or so brick foundations) which this year have sadly disappeared.
Come see it for what it is. It is an amazing place of history. There is a great boardwalk trail through the cedar swamps at this location as well. Spray on some DEET and check it out.

Visited July 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very interesting!”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

The exhibit was in the process of being moved, so didn't get to see everything, but was still very interesting. The original station is no longer there, as the ocean swept most of it away, but still worth a visit. Great history lesson!

Visited July 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“stop after the white cedar swamp”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

you can access the Marconi site from the same parking lot as the white cedar swamp. It's a good place to go after the swamp, nice and breezy after the stillness of the swamp. Interesting information regarding the first wireless transatlantic transmission. Some of the poles,etc have been lost to erosion but there are still parts there. You can also see where they are bringing up remnants of the pirate ship Whydah if they are working it.

Visited July 2013
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Kingston, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Lovely view but disappointing display of the station”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

We expected to see the actual station or at least parts of the original. Instead we found only a model on display. Interesting none the less and great view of the sea.

Visited June 2013
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Hyannis, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

This historical site is quickley disapearing into the sea. It is amazing to contemplate haw for comunication has come in such a short period of time.

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