Saturday, 4 August 2012

Signal Hill, St. John's, NL

Gord and I went to Signal Hill today.

Signal Hill is a hill which overlooks the city of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Due to its strategic placement overlooking the harbour, fortifications have been placed on the hill since the mid 17th century.

On December 12, 1901, the first transatlantic wireless transmission was received here by Guglielmo Marconi.  The transmission, in Morse code, originated from his Poldhu Wireless Station, Cornwall, UK.

The United States maintained anti-aircraft guns on the hill during World War II.

When we got there, we caught the end of the Tattoo.  Very cool!

There are trails all over the place ... getting to the top is a steep climb up but very worth it.  Here are some of the views.

Definitely something you want to do if you go to St. John's!

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