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Photographer's Note

When traveling to St. John's, visiting Cabot Tower is a must - its the equivilant to seeing the Eiffel Tower.
Cabot Tower is peaked atop Signal Hill, looking down upon the city below. The last photo i uploaded about the Battery...well, those houses are at the bottom of this same cliff.

Signal Hill is Canada's second largest National Historic Park. It has several cliff hanging walking trails, trust me - in some places you're thankful you've completed your will! If you've got the guts to walk the trails, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, St. John's Harbour and the city itself.
Despite warnings, and markers, several people - tourists and locals, have died walking the trails, often falling down the rocky cliffs into the ocean below. The combination of high winds and steep cliff edges account for this. I will look for a photo from my gallery to show you.

Cabot Tower's construction began in 1897, and completed in 1900. It was built to celebrate the 400th anniversary of John Cabots discovery of this New-Found-Land in 1497.

Signal Hill and Cabot Tower was also the site for the Worlds First Trans Atlantic Wireless Message in 1901 - the letter "S" in morse code. This was achieved by Guglielmo Marconi, receiving the message sent from Cornwall in the United Kingdom.

All throughout Signal Hill, you will find World War 2 bunkers, cannons, and underground tunnels. Signal Hill guarded St. John's Harbour, not allowing any enemy to enter the city. Many German U-boats were destroyed attempting to enter the harbour, and not even one army soldier made it up the rocky cliffs alive. Signal Hill was proudly protected by its cannons and artillary with the advantage of the high POV.

As mentioned, Signal Hill and Cabot Tower is a must for any traveler.

Have a great weekend everyone
Cheers

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