Cape Cod and Morse Code
Our studio in Chatham, MA is right around the corner from the Marconi Maritime museum. On a recent tour, we were fascinated by the history of naval communication and how Cape Cod was a center for wireless communication during WWII. We were so inspired, we created our latest product, the Marconi “HUG” wrap.
H-U-G IN MORSE CODE
The Marconi wrap is not only named for Guglielmo Marconi, but it also has a graphic Morse Code dot and dash design that spells out H-U-G. The blanket wrap comes in four color combinations and it’s knit from a cozy merino cotton yarn so whether you're traveling on a chilly plane or taking a cool evening beach walk, you can literally wrap yourself in a hug!
MORE ABOUT MARCONI
Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor and engineer known for pioneering long-distance radio transmissions. He’s credited as the “inventor of radio” and shared the Nobel Prize for physics in 1909. Along with stations in England, Ireland and Newfoundland, Marconi erected a large antenna on four, 210-foot towers to create a wireless transmitting station in Wellfleet, MA.
CAPE COD MAKES HISTORY
In 1903, the first public wireless communication was sent from the Wellfleet Marconi station. A message of greetings went from United States President Theodore Roosevelt to King Edward VII.
THE TITANIC RESCUE
Several years later, Cape Cod made history again. Operators at the Marconi Station on Nantucket were able to alert the RMS Carpathia ship that the Titanic was under distress. The Carpathia went on to rescue all of the survivors of the Titanic. There's a little bit of Cape Cod in everything we design - that's certainly the case with the Marconi wrap. We hope you love them as much as we do!
Thanks to @signedmgmt