Welcome to Sea Signals, a virtual display that brings together digitized artifacts and archival material that represent communication at sea. Dive in and explore the world of Morse code, radios, flags, shipwrecks and aids to communication.
Welcome to Sea Signals, a virtual display brings together digitized artifacts and archival material that represent communication at sea.
Raise your nautical flags and learn the international code system used to signal ships and shores.
Set sail and explore different shipwrecks of the Pacific Northwest. Learn about where these ships sank and why.
Communicating at sea can be as easy as 1-2-3. Or in morse code it’s as easy as: * - - - -/ * * - - -/ * * * - -
Learn about Guglielmo Marconi’s radio telegraph system and how long-distance radio transmission was developed.
Become an avid navigator. Explore lights and signals at sea along with the historic lighthouses on the B.C. coast.
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VMM item number HCRO-40-13.
VMM item number 15886.
1857 Morse with his recorder. Digital Image, accessed January 26, 2021.<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Morse#/media/
1901, Electrical engineer/inventor Guglielmo Marconi. Digital Image, Life.com, accessed January 26, 2021. <http://images.google.com/hosted/life/4a204d82f07524bd.html>.
VMM item number 2000.1001.540.