Hawaii’s First Wireless Telegraph Messages

Today in history — June 16, 1900 — the first wireless telegraph messages were made in Hawaii:

“… for two hours, messages were sent flying through space from [Iolani Palace] to the … Inter-island Telegraph Company at Kaimuki.”

Hawaii’s first wireless telegraphs recently arrived from England via the Australia, a ship. After a few weeks, wireless telegraphy could transmit messages between these islands: Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Lanai, and Molokai.

Read more about it in “On Wings of the Air.”

“On Wings of the Air: Wireless Telegraphy in Hawaii a Fact”
Pacific commercial advertiser, June 18, 1900, Image 1
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047084/1900-06-18/ed-1/seq-1/

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