Digest>Jul/Aug 2013

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The three men who were assigned by the Navy to operate the Marconi wireless telegraph on board the Relief Lightship LV 58 all survived the sinking. These men transmitted the first wireless distress call from an American vessel. From left to right they are: S. B. Beam, W. E. Snyder, and R. Burbank. (Lighthouse Digest archives image donated by Judi Kearney.)
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First Ever Radio Distress Call Saves Lightship Crew
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