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  • 5-62 Marker. docks and the Bay 5-62 Marker. docks and the Bay
  • 5-62 Perry's Monument is under repair at Put-In Bay 5-62 Perry's Monument is under repair at Put-In Bay
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  • 5-62 First Ship-To-Shore Radio Broadcast 5-62 First Ship-To-Shore Radio Broadcast
  • 5-62 First Ship-To-Shore Radio Broadcast 5-62 First Ship-To-Shore Radio Broadcast
Title, side A
First Ship-To-Shore Radio Broadcast
Text, side A
On July 18, 1907, Dr. Lee deForest broadcast the first ship-to-shore radio message from the steam yacht Thelma. The communication provided quick, accurate race results of the Annual Inter-Lakes Yachting Association (I-LYA) Regatta. Frank E. Butler, a Monroeville, Ohio, native and assistant to deForest, was stationed in the pavilion at Fox's Dock (known today as The Jet Express Dock) and received the radio transmission. The creation of the vacuum tube by deForest permitted the rapid development of radio and eventually television. The inventor disliked the existing term "wireless," and chose a new moniker -- "radio." On this site wireless-transmission radio broadcasting was born.
Location
Bayview and Hartford Avenues
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.654151, Longitude: -82.815830.
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