Tuckerton/Little Egg Harbor Leader

Tuckerton Historical Society to Discuss the Other Tower’s Story

Oct 02, 2019

The story of the Tuckerton Wireless, at one point the tallest man-made structure in the world that opened communication between continents, has been told by members of the Tuckerton Historical Society but never before has the story been told of the other tower, the sister tower in Germany sending and receiving messages from the U.S.

On Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum in Little Egg Harbor, society Vice President Donald Caselli will tell the story from a translated Eilvese book.

The Eilvese telegraph station near Hanover, Germany became operational in 1913 in concert with the Tuckerton Wireless telegraph station. Both stations used the Goldschmidt transmitter for telegraphy. A history book about Eilvese has been translated into English and outlines the activity between the stations.

The presentation is free, but donations are accepted.  —P.J.


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