Wavelength: The Story of Signals at Sea

Nov. 14, 2015 — May 15, 2016

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From flags, bells and whistles to radio, radar and GPS, maritime communications have had to go the distance. Wavelength: The Story of Signals at Sea will explore the history of communications at sea.

A signal is information conveyed over distance; the maritime world has long used signaling of every sort to stay afloat. Wavelength will trace the evolution of maritime signals from  optical to electronic, including a display of an early Marconi-era steamship’s radio room, along with vintage bells and whistles, lanterns, depth sounders, ship-to-shore, Loran, and other collection rarities. Engine-room telegraph and signal flag interactives will enhance the Wavelength experience, along with demonstrations of actual Morse code transmissions from the gallery using period apparatus.


Thank you to the lead sponsors of this exhibit:

The Family of
George C. Twombly
Communications Pioneer and Maine Maritime Museum Trustee
—In His Memory—


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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington Street
Bath, Maine 04530