The North Bay Telegraph Club set up a display at Discovery North Bay to commemorate Samuel Morse’s birthday; the inventor of Morse Code and pioneer in Information Communication Technology.
The telegraph was the forbearer to the telephone and the internet modem. Telegraph’s remained used up until the 1930s in Northern Ontario before many rural communities received telephone service. Today, the Telegraph is rarely used in practical terms and exists mostly in the realm of the hobbyist.
Many members of the NBTC are former railroaders who used the telegraph and Morse Code daily. Because Morse Code uses a type of short-hand and jargon all its own to speed up messaging, users develop a unique and recognizable “hand” or style of communicating. Duz this remind u of anything 2day? lol J