Acadia National ParkA US Nay radio station here at Otter Cliffs served as the most important World War I facility for receiving transatlantic messages - including the first bulletin about the armistice. Alessandro Fabbri, a wealthy island resident and inventor, built the station and offered it to the federal government in exchange for a commission as its commanding officer. The station remained in service into the 1930s when John D. Rockefeller Jr. successfully lobbied to relocate the facility to the Schoodic Peninsula so he could extend the Ocean Drive section of Park Loop Road.With its isolated site and a clear span across the ocean, Otter Cliffs served as a major link in the "hot line" between President Wilson and General John Pershing in Europe.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 564182 N 4907093|
|Decimal Degrees||44.31426667, -68.19520000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 18.856', W 68° 11.712'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 18' 51.36" N, 68° 11' 42.72" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Park Loop Rd, Mount Desert ME 04660, US|
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