Monday, December 18, 2006
I took this the last time I was in St. John's in November, it was a cold but beautifully clear day. If you ask anyone in Newfoundland what one of the most recognizable landmarks in the province was, they'd probably tell you Signal Hill, or more specifically, Cabot Tower.
Cabot Tower was built in 1897 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland, and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. In 1901, Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic wireless message at a position near the tower, the letter "S" in Morse Code sent from Cornwall, England.