In 1875 we got telephones, but they were only for talking among the lifesaving stations. We couldn’t talk to the mainland. Alexander Graham Bell himself came out to visit and he gave me my first camera.
We got a telegraph station on the island in 1905. My brother Dick and I both learned how to send messages in morse code.
The dots are for short taps, the dashes for long taps.
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Sable Island Preservation Trust, Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic,