Glace Bay, Nova Scotia: Where the Atlantic was Conquered and Global Wireless Began
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center welcomes Mr. Matthew Cook to its virtual Speaker Series on June 2 at 7:00 PM EDT
After storms destroyed infrastructure at Wellfleet, Cape Cod and cable company interests pushed him out of Newfoundland, Marconi chose Table Head, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada as his permanent North American base. It was here, from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, that trans-Atlantic wireless telegraphic messaging began, more than a month before Marconi again demonstrated trans-Atlantic wireless from Cape Cod. Glace Bay was the site of the world’s first commercial service for trans-Atlantic wireless messaging. Matthew Cook will speak from Marconi National Historic Site, where the ruins of Marconi’s first permanent North American station can be found, along with a museum explaining the significance of the place to Marconi’s “Great Thing.”
About Our Speaker: Matthew Cook is the National Historic Site and Visitor Experience Manager at Marconi National Historic Site of Canada in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. He also manages Alexander Graham Bell, Canso Islands, and St. Peter’s Canal National Historic Sites. He has degrees in history and commerce and has worked with Parks Canada for the past fourteen years. Matthew grew up a few miles down the shore from the site of Marconi’s Glace Bay transmission station.
About the Chatham Marconi Speaker Series
Programs are presented on the first Thursday of each month. Subjects are drawn from the resources of the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum, the Center’s STEM Education program, or member-suggested topics related to its mission. For the foreseeable future the series will be presented virtually, or if conditions permit in a hybrid format with a limited live audience.
The Chatham Marconi Program Team is seeking volunteers to develop programs, arrange for speakers and produce these events. If you would like to be part of the team, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date and Time
Thursday Jun 2, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Via Zoom Webinar. The speaker will be presenting remotely and available for questions at the conclusion of the program.
General admission is $10, which permits one linked computer to access the Zoom webinar. There is no charge for current Chatham Marconi Maritime Center members. Tickets for this virtual presentation can be obtained at Reservations .