Increased Use of Wireless Telegraphy

New York Herald

The value of wireless telegraphy as a means of communication at sea and between ships and shore stations was again made plain by the recent experience of an English Channel mail boat. During a late voyage messages were received on board from the lightship stationed twenty odd miles off Dunkirk declaring that the lanterns could not be illuminated the next night unless speedy aid were sent from the coast. This appeal was repeated by the steamer to the station at La Panne, and the required assistance was sent in season to make the necessary repairs.

This is one of many instances that demonstrate the importance of this new aid to navigation. In the cruise of the Ophir the British convoying ships have used wireless telegraphy with great success in communicating their progress and the hour of probable arrival. In naval manœuvres great tacticla advantages have been secured through the certain information furnished by it over long distances from connecting groups of scouting ships. It is now claimed that direct and undisturbed messages have been received at points separated two hundred miles.

The Lectures
June 6, 1901

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