Title: Radio Tower Walk
Date: Saturday, September 9
Time: 10 am
Where: Radio Tower in Marion, MA
Leader(s): Dick Evans, Local Historian, Sippican Historical Society
Join Dick Evans, local historian from the Sippican Historical Society, for a tour of Sippican Lands Trust’s Radio Tower Property in Marion on Saturday, September 9 starting at 10 am. The walk will explore the site of what was once one of the largest wireless telegraph stations in the world.
The Radio Tower property features old radio tower foundations for antennas used to track enemy submarines during World War I and World War II off the coast of Massachusetts. The radio towers and transmitting equipment were removed from the site in the early 1960s and the property has now returned to its natural state. SLT acquired the 144 acre-property in 1986.
The Radio Tower trail is accessible from Benson Brook Road, past the Marion Transfer Station, and parking is available in that area. Participants should gather near the SLT kiosk at the head of the trail.
The walk is free and no registration is required. Please bring water and dress appropriately for the day’s weather as only the worst weather will cancel an SLT walk. If a walk is canceled, then information will be posted to SLT’s website and Facebook page. For directions or further information visit sippicanlandstrust.org or call Sippican Lands Trust at 508-748-3080.