Thursday, September 23, 2010


One of the best viewpoints near St. John's is Signal Hill, so called since it was here that the first wireless transmission from Europe was received at this point in 1901 by Marconi.

Looking down at the battery. Numerous trails are attractions in the Signal Hill area. They range in difficulty. It is best to study the routes before attempting to walk the trails.

In the distance is the most important building in St. John's from an architectural standpoint, the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. It is now a Canadian National Historic Site. They were having a funeral when we arrived at the Basilica, or I believe we might have spent more time there.

CABOT TOWER. Built in 1897. It has been a National Historic Site since 1958.

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A naval vessel is approaching the narrow entrance to the St. John's Harbor.

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