The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Great Lakes Wireless Telegraphy
The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), July 1911, p. 691

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With reference to the information on

this subject published in our last issue,

we are officially advised by the radiotelegraph

branch of the Naval Service

Department that it has been decided

that the Dominion Government will install

its own wireless telegraph system

on the Great Lakes. There is already

a station at Port Arthur, and other western

stations will be established first. Sites

have been secured at the following

points, at which stations will first he

built:— Sarnia, Midland, in the neighborhood

of Cape Hurd, and at Sault Ste,

Marie, Ont. Other stations will later on

be established in the neighborhoods of

Kington, Port Colborne, and Port Stanley

at Toronto. Tenders for the

erection of these stations will be invited

immediately. The stations will all be of

the most up to date type and provided

with duplicate apparatus.

The system, when completed, will

form the western end of a chain of stations

extending from Belle Isle Straits,

Cape Race, or St. John. N.B., as the case

may be, to Port Arthur, Ont. The chain

will be a continuous one, and it will be

possible to file a message in Port Arthur

for delivery to a ship located anywhere

between Port Arthur and 500 miles east

of Cape Race or Belle Isle, the message

being handled by wireless all the way.

We are officially advised that the

C.P.R. intends to equip its steamboats

on Lakes Huron and Superior with wireless

apparatus, but that this will not be

done until the necessary land stations

are established.

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Great Lakes Wireless Telegraphy