Explore the history of 20th Century maritime radio and innovative advances in science and technology.

The museum is temporarily closed until Spring.  The 2021 season schedule will be announced at a later date.  


Over the Winter, our volunteers will be busy adding and refreshing exhibits, as well as producing our virtual program offerings.  If you would like to know more about volunteering, we invite you to see our Volunteer page.

In April 1921, the Radio Corporation of America established its flagship marine radio station WCC in Chatham, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.

Chatham Radio / WCC was the largest US coastal station, renowned among mariners around the world for most of the 20th century.

Join us this season as we celebrate the centennial of WCC.

Trip Advisor:        December 2020

"Nice from the outside

Fun to look around, due to current restrictions couldn't really see much but still nice our see the antenna farm.

If you are a two way radio buff (ham or otherwise) this is fun to see"


WCC circa 1986

WCC Radio Operator Phil Davison 

Tracking Shorebirds and Seabirds of the North Atlantic 

March 4 at 7:00 PM

Pam Loring, PhD

Wildlife Biologist 

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service

Division of Migratory Birds

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center welcomes Pam Loring from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to its virtual First Thursday Speaker Series.

Tracking technologies, including radio and satellite transmitters, reveal fascinating information about the behavior and migratory routes of birds. This presentation highlights key findings from studies conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners on movements of shorebirds and seabirds marked with transmitters at sites throughout the Atlantic, including Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge on Cape Cod.  Current efforts to develop a collaborative tracking network for monitoring bird and bat movements at offshore wind energy areas will also be discussed.


Pamela Loring is a Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Migratory Birds who works on a range of projects related to the conservation and management of shorebirds and seabirds throughout the Western Hemisphere. She received a PhD in Environmental Conservation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a MS in Biological and Environmental Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. For her graduate research, she used satellite and digital VHF technologies to estimate movement patterns and habitat use of seaducks, shorebirds, and terns in the western North Atlantic.


A short video about Dr. Loring’s work and tickets for this virtual Zoom webinar and are available from Eventbrite at: 


Virtual programs are free for

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center members. Save the dates! 



March 4

"Tracking Shorebirds and Seabirds of the

North Atlantic" 

Pamela Loring, PhD

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Division of Migratory Birds

April 1

"Autonomy in the Maritime Industry"

Capt. Lauren Lamm

Vessel Test Lead

Sea Machines Robotics, Inc

April 18

"The World's Greatest Coastal Station"

Ed Moxon, PhD

Chatham Marconi Historian


May 6

"LunaNet: NASA's Wireless Network on the Moon"

Eric Poole, PhD

Division Systems Engineer for Exploration and Space Communications, 

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

CMMC Campus Today 

Opportunities for children, adults and educators on a variety of STEM topics offered throughout the year.

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