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Cabot Tower - honours Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee [1897]

Cabot Tower is interesting for two reasons this year - besides the incredible scenery.

1. Survivors of the Titanic credited the "state-of-art" Marconi wireless room on the Titanic with saving their lives. Marconi received the 1st trans-Atlantic wireless message at Cabot Tower in 1901. Directional Signs on Signal Hill in St. John's, showing the direction of the Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic. Cabot Tower is on the left. The last wireless message from the Titanic was received at Cape Race, about 20km from Cabot Tower.


2. Construction of tower began in 1898 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland, and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee [1897]. This year is the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

Baccalieu Consulting, Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Taken on March 12, 2012