In this video, telegrapher David Myrick VO1VCE reflects on the time his great uncle Jimmy – then only 14 years old – received the Titanic’s first distress signal in Cape Race, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Located 300 miles due south of the Titanic wreck, Cape Race is a rugged, mysterious land mass often wreathed in fog. From here, numerous successful research expeditions to the fateful site have been made over the years.
Today, a century on, visitors can explore the Myrick Wireless Interpretation Centre and remember a time when the unthinkable happened to the world’s only unsinkable ship.
Watch: A 14-year-old boy from Cape Race, Newfoundland was first to receive the Titanic’s distress signal
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