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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 2008  
29 December Added link to Donard de Cogan's Papers - original research on aspects of cable and telegraph history
27 December Added extract from The Life of William Thomson: Atlantic Telegraph: Failure
26 December Added full text of Edward O.W. Whitehouse's 1858 Reply to the Statement of the Directors of the Atlantic Telegraph Company...
21 December Added 1910 Argentina-Europe cable medal to the Cable Medals and Tokens page
20 December Added article by Gustavo Coll on River Plate Local Cable Repairs
20 December Added 1874 Platino-Brasilera cable medal to the Cable Medals and Tokens page
2 December Added article by Steven Roberts on The Ancestors of theTelegraph Construction & Maintenance Company
30 November Added 1899 article by C.J. Cooke on Telegraph Cables
24 November Added article on the 1869 Tasmania-Victoria (Australia) cable
15 November Added 1949 article on Enderby House
4 October Added page by Bill Glover on CS Imperador and Imperatriz
30 September Added article on the 1910 Anglo-French telephone cable
30 September Added page by Bill Glover on CS Amber
25 September Added Obituary of Latimer Clark to the Cable Pioneers section
25 September Added article on Shipboard Publishing and Printing on Great Eastern
23 September Added paper by George Elliot on the 1866 Great Eastern Paying-Out and Picking-Up Machinery
18 September Added page on CS Mackay-Bennett and Marconi
16 September Added page on a collage of Reproduction Atlantic Cable Documents
6 September Added page on Cable Cottage, Cable Bay, Anglesey - further information required
6 September Added page by Bill Glover on CS Sherard Osborn
29 August Added article on the 1868 Malta - Alexandria cable
29 August Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Chiltern and CS Scanderia
19 August Added new Cable Story on Leonard Francis Ellis - CS Dominia and CS Faraday (2)
15 August Added page on Cable Medals and Tokens
13 August Added page on the 1909 St John's - New York Cable
27 July Added 1921 article on cable transmitters
25 July Added page on the laying of the 1926 All America Balboa-Santa Elena cable
25 July Added page on the laying of the 1920 All America Brazil cables
23 July Added On the Maintenance and Durability of Submarine Cables in Shallow Waters - paper presented by William Henry Preece to the Instituition of Civil Engineers
16 July Added page on the 2008 Trans Pacific Express (TPE) Cable
4 July Added 1968 article on Undersea Cable - repeatered telephone cable systems overview
2 July Added page on the 1881 and 1882 Atlantic cables
19 June Added page on cable and repeater manufacturing at Submarine Cables Limited
15 June Added article by Bill Glover on the 1902 Pacific Cable
12 June Added page by Derrick Savage on 1954 STC Repeaters
6 June Added page by Bill Glover on HMTS Monarch (2)
22 April Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Charente, CS Hooper/Silvertown, CS Stephan
17 April Added pages by Bill Glover on CS Colonia, CS Britannia (2), CS Anglia
17 April Added article by Walter Peterson on the 1855 Varna - Balaclava Crimea Cable
13 March Added new Cable Story on Philip Crookes - CS Narva and the 1867 Florida-Cuba cable
19 February Added new Cable Story on Charles Skilliter - CS Faraday and HTMS Monarch (3)
19 February Added page on William Reid and Reid Brothers, one of the earliest telegraph manufacturers
19 February Added new Cable Story on Harry Parker and CS Monarch (4)
11 February Added page on the 1871 Java-Port Darwin (Australia) cable
6 February Added photographs of the laying of the 1966 St. Thomas-Venezuela cable to the CS Alert (4) page
5 February Added new Cable Story on John Seymour by Dougal Watson
1 February Added page on CS Tutanekai
28 January Added page on the 1866 Cook Strait (New Zealand) cable
26 January Added page on cable engineer Allison A. Clokey
26 January Added page on Say It By Cable - 1951 poster promoting the GPO's Social Telegram
22 January Added full text of George Saward's 1878 book: The Trans-Atlantic Submarine Telegraph
22 January Added page by Bill Glover on CS Westmeath (formerly CS François Arago)
21 January Added page on the French Cable Company 1910 Annual Outing
20 January Added article by Steven Roberts on Early British Domestic Cables
19 January Added full text of George Saward's 1861 book: Deep-Sea Telegraphs
18 January Added page on the 1913 Anglo-Irish telephone cable
13 January Added articles by Henry O'Neil on the 1865 and 1866 Atlantic cable expeditions.
12 January Added page on the 1921 Dutch East Indies cable
3 January Added article by Donard de Cogan: An operator’s view of the early days of the Italian trans-Atlantic telegraph cable
2 January Added page on the 1888 Santiago-Guantanamo cable, and cable-cutting at Cuba in the Spanish-American War

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