Beach Station, San Francisco
The "Beach Station" in San Francisco was paired with a sister station in Honolulu for trans-Pacific communications. The station was operated by the Poulsen Wireless Telegraph Company of Arizona, after 1910 known as the Federal Telegraph Company. Both stations used high powered Poulsen arc transmitters.
The first two photos of the station come from a pamphlet published by the John A. Roebling's Sons Company which made the steel rope and the 50,000 feet of phosphor bronze antenna wire. The antenna towers were each 440 feet tall according to the pamphlet.
The station was located on the beach on 48th Avenue between Noriega and Ortega streets. This location is now covered with housing.