Foghorn: the lifesaving Canadian invention no one patented or profited from
The world’s first steam-operated fog alarm was installed on Partridge Island in 1859. This Canadian innovation would assist fogbound mariners for over a century. The inventor, Robert Foulis, never patented or even profited from his lifesaving invention.
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