USS Salem RC Has A New Home At Watson Library

K1USN new club shack at Watson LibraryWatercolors illustrated by Mr. Watson on display

Members of the USS Salem Radio Club have a new home for their club shack: the historic Watson Library and Research Center in Braintree.

“Watson was very interested in all sorts of pastimes, industrial, and scientific endeavors,” writes club member William O’Hara, N1EY. “The Musuem has an actual recording of Mr. Watson, which is in the process of being archived.”

Thomas A. Watson founded what became the Fore River shipyard, but he is better known as the recipient of the first-ever telephone call. The Watson library was built on the site of Watson’s first shipyard building.

Shown here: The new K1USN shack featuring (l-r): W1AY and K1RV. Also, watercolours illustrated by Mr. Watson, on display. Photos courtesy N1EY.

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