The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 1 May 1903

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Messages May Be Sent on the Lakes Early Next Week

Buffalo, April 30. - Wireless telegraphy on the great lakes will soon be given its first practical test, according to the plans of W. W. Tompkins, lake manager of the DeForest Wireless Telegraph Company. Stations at Stony Point and Cleveland will be completed Saturday and it is believed that messages between the two points can be sent early next week.

The Detroit and Chicago stations will be ready in two weeks. Should the test between two points on shore be successful, it is believed that many ships will at once be quipped with apparatus for sending and receiving messages, as negotiations are now under way with a number of steamboat lines to that end.

The station at Stony Point is to have sufficient power to transmit messages as far as Duluth, and it is believed the system would be of great value to owners in sending changes of sailing orders to captains while at sea and also to have news of accidents to their vessels.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 1 May 1903