Marconi Towers

Louisbourg, Cape Breton, NS, Canada
Business Category: Advertising and Communication
Additional Information: Louisbourg, Table Head & Port Morien, later known as Marconi Co., Ltd.
Products: transatlantic wireless communication
Dates Founded: 1902
Remarks: The Marconi company's experiments in transatlantic telegraphy began in 1902 with the construction of a station at Table Head. That station was moved to Port Morien in 1905. A receiving station was built at Louisbourg in 1913 and closed in 1927. The Port Morien station ws closed in 1947.
Remarks Source: 1. MacLeod, Mary K. "Whisper in the Air: Marconi - The Cape Breton Years. 1983. Beaton Institute Archives.