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St. Paul — A Wireless Pioneer

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Marconi reported his contact to St. Paul’s captain, who suggested that the messages should be printed  in the first edition of a new ship’s newspaper to be called “The Transatlantic Times.” The paper contained all of the news Marconi received from The Needles in response to his wireless telegraph inquiries. Copies were sold on board for $1 each (approximately $28 in 2014), and the money was donated to the Seamen’s Fund.

The era of maritime wireless had arrived, although some worried about the technology’s impact on shipboard life.

The first issue of "The Transatlantic Times,

The first issue of “The Transatlantic Times,” published on board St. Paul in on 15 November 1899.

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