Rocky Point

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Did you know that Rocky Point is home to the site where American radio company RCA once operated a very large transmitting and transmitter research facility, known as Radio Central. RCA began to transmit transatlantic radio messages from Radio Central after its opening on November 5, 1921. Early Radio Central transmissions were received by many European nations, including Britain, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Poland.

On January 7, 1927, AT&T initiated the first transatlantic commercial telephone service, linking London and New York. AT&T’s transmitter was at Radio Central, and their receiver was in Houlton, Maine. The radiotelephone signal from Radio Central was received by the British General Post Office’s receiver facility in Cupar, Scotland.

Radio Central was one of the many original operating and touring sites of Guglielmo Marconi‘s radio shack, which now is displayed at Rocky Point’s Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School.

Rocky Point has a total area of 11.3 square miles.

Neighboring village Shoreham, was also the home to inventor and scientist Nikola Tesla‘s early research facilities.

Rocky Point is the home of the only paragliding site (as designated by the USHPA) on Long Island.

In 2008, the Rocky Point Eagles varsity boy’s high school lacrosse team had the distinction to win its first ever NYS CHAMPIONSHIP.

In late 2012, construction was completed for a multi-use artificial turf field at the high school.