Marconi National Historic Site of Canada, Glace Bay

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  • Check the operating dates. They seem to be few. Hence we arrived when it was closed. The view of the sea is good.  more »
  • We enjoyed the trail that the Marconi National Site of Canada had established for people like us. We saw some rare birds flying above our heads. We had some great views from there. The telegraph was s...  more »
  • Interesting to see where history was made. The building was closed as it was after the season, but the surroundings were quite beautiful and really worth the short detour.  more »
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  • Loved our stop here. The ocean view is spectacular! The old antenna base is still there. Inside there is historic timeline of the trans Atlantic communication. Worth the stop if you like historical points.
  • The wind was blowing a storm off the Atlantic, it was after the season so the building was closed and it was great! Got a real feeling what Marconi and company must have experienced.
  • Very interesting to see the first transfer Atlantic wireless signal. The old footing from the tower and the museum. Make visit you won't be let down.
  • Other than the visitor centre there's not much to see here. Great views but with the original Marconi buildings being torn down there really is only a very good but short video. At least the site in Cornwall is still around
  • This site is gorgeous in the Spring. I visited with my fiance in the late afternoon, and it was chilly, peaceful, and entirely devoid of other visitors. The cliffs and the sound of the ocean are beautiful. Aside from the natural beauty of the site, the remains of Marconi's towers are fascinating. There are several signs with historic information, even if there are no guides to help. On a different note, this site is so difficult to find! We had to use our GPS and just trust that we were indeed going the right way. You will pass by a lot of houses in a residential area before you arrive.

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