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History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

From the first submarine cable, laid in 1850, to the
present day fiber optic connections circling the world

Site Changes - 2006

19 December Added page on the 1859 Batavia (Java) - Singapore Cable
19 December Added page on the 1894 Anglo-American Cable
26 November Added 1936 article on the Bass Strait Telephone Cable
18 November Added photo portfolio to Bill Glover's CS Retriever (5) page
15 November Added page by Bill Glover on CS Faraday (2)
31 October Added page on the 1890 CS Westmeath cable survey
27 October Added new Cable Story: Walter Claypoole and the Far Rockaway and Canso stations of the Commercial Cable Company at the beginning of World War I.
6 October Added new Cable Story: Richard Williamson and the 1858 Atlantic Cable
6 October Added page on the 1926 Porthcurno - Bay Roberts - New York cable
26 August Added review of Cable Lay & Maintenance Vessels of the World, Third Edition
26 August Added article by Steven Roberts: Distant Writing - The Telegraph Companies in Britain between 1838 and 1868
26 July Added page on 1858 Atlantic cable seal, from the Bell Canada Historical Collection.
24 July Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Leon Thevenin, CS Raymond Croze,
CS Vercors/Chamarel
23 July Added archive copy of Dirk van Oudenol's comprehensive website on the operations of CS Restorer from 1902-1951
7 July Added new Cable Story: John S. Whaley - All America Cables, Santa Elena Station, Ecuador
7 July Added new Cable Story: John Brown - CS Contre Amiral Caubet
3 July Added page on the 1861 Malta-Alexandria cable
17 June Added page on the 1854-1857 Mediterranean cables
10 June Added page on the Brown Drum Relay
29 May Added page on cable ship builders Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd.
26 May Added page on 1970 Transatlantic Telephone Cable TAT-5
26 May Added page on 1960 Florida-Puerto Rico cable (FLORICO)
21 May Added new illustrations to the 1850 Dover-Calais cable and Submarine Telegraph Company pages
9 May Added new Cable Story: Peter Edwards - CS Recorder (2) and CS Edward Wilshaw
2 May Added 1865 paper by William Thomson on The Forces Concerned in the Laying and Lifting of Deep-sea Cables.
1 May Added article by Russell Carpenter on The Brothers Field - the history of the five brothers of the Field family who attended Williams College.
1 May Added new Cable Story: Memoirs of a Cable Engineer by Dave Smith
30 April Added page on 1925 All America New York-Cuba cable
30 March Added page on CS Cable Restorer
30 March Added page on CS Sir Eric Sharp (now CS IT Intrepid)
25 March Added article on the manufacture of the 1884 Mackay-Bennett Atlantic cables
24 March Added review of the new edition of William H. Russell's 1865 book The Atlantic Telegraph
20 March Added 1859 Australia and China Telegraph map to the Maps section
15 March Added 1858 Cable Earrings to the Memorabilia section
15 March Added new Cable Story:George Smith - CS Alert (4)
12 March Added new Cable Story:Lionel Voss - CS Faraday (2), HMTS Alert (2)
6 March Added article by Herman Blanton on the medals presented after the success of the 1866 cable: The Atlantic Cable Medal of 1866
1 March David Watson continues his Memoirs with CANTAT and CS Mercury, 1973
20 February Added new Cable Story: Leo Parrish - CS Long Lines
15 February Added new Cable Story: Mike Bonds - Life on Cableships in the 1950s
6 February Added new Cable Story: Henry Ash - CS Faraday (1) sketches
31 January David Watson continues his Memoirs with a story of laying cables on land and at sea
28 January Added technical article on Telcon's 1947 Telcothene cable
27 January Added page on CS Stanley Angwin
26 January Added new Cable Story: Jack Jenkins - CS Mercury
25 January Added page on CS Lord Kelvin
25 January Added page on the African Direct Telegraph Company by Bill Glover
24 January Added page on the 1932 Dakar-Conakry cable
13 January Added page on HMTS Alert (2) by Bill Glover
13 January Added new Cable Story: Memoirs of an STC Project Engineer by David Watson
11 January Added page on Splicing Repeaters by David Watson
9 January Added new Cable Story: Jim Coulson - HMTS Iris, Ariel, Monarch, Ocean Layer
2 January Added page on Telegraph Island, a waystation on the 1864 Britain-India cable route
2 January Added article by Bill Glover & Bill Burns on South African Cables
1 January Added page on KFK cable company Smoker's Companion

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Last revised: 8 January, 2007

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