Matt Tierney was working the night shift at the Marconi wireless station in ‘Sconset in 1912 when he heard a faint distress signal from the Titanic. He relayed the message to New York and then worked for four days straight, relaying other messages that provided key information about the survivors of the ocean liner tragedy. Read more from April 14, 1912
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