The 850 foot tall Tuckerton Wireless tower. (Postcard courtesy of the Tuckerton Historical Society.)
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Although the tower was dismantled on December 27, 1955, the huge concrete blocks used to anchor the tower's guide wires still exist to this day, silent witnesses to the existence of the towering structure.
Concrete block on Staysail Drive in Mystic Islands. The concrete block is much like an iceberg with a large part of it's bulk under ground. There were attempts to blast the behemoths apart, so that they could be removed for the creation of the Mystic Island lagoon community. Today the four large blocks and other smaller ones can still be seen in the roads, backyards, and lagoons. (May 15, 2005 photo by Pete Stemmer, but they were unsuccessful.)
One of the smaller Tuckerton Wireless Tower concrete support blocks juts out of the lagoon between North Burgee Drive and North Spinnaker Drive in Mystic Islands. (Satellite photo courtesy of Bing Maps.)
The New Gretna wireless was a sister to the Tuckerton Wireless.
The name of the publisher is printed on the reverse side of the New Gretna Wireless Postcard.