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

Henry M. Ash and CS Faraday (1)
1879-1900

HENRY ASH SKETCHES: 1882

Note: Sketches with record IDs beginning with AC are in the collection of the Atlantic Cable website. All other sketches are in the collection of the Library and Archives Canada.

Notes from news accounts and other contemporary documents are interspersed in this font.

--Bill Burns
 
1882
Porthcurno, England - Canso, Nova Scotia
(American Telegraph & Cable Co, leased to Western Union)

New York Times: LONDON, Jan. 11, 1882. The cable steamer Faraday, with the last portion of the new American telegraph cable, passed Gravesend at 8 o’clock this morning and proceeded to sea.

January 20, 1882
The "Elba" of Halifax, water logged in the North Atlantic
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ibrary and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414134

March 5, 1882
Iceberg seen of the Great Bank of Newfoundland, 5th March 1882
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ibrary and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414135

March 10, 1882
Devil's Island Nova Scotia, Near Halifax
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ibrary and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414136

March 12, 1882
Entrance to Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia
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ibrary and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414137

March 12, 1882
Sketch at the North West Arm, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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ibrary and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414138

March 16, 1882
On the Road to Bedford Near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Winter Time
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ibrary and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414139

March 17, 1882
The Lakes near Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Winter Time
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ibrary and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414140

March 21, 1882
Field Ice off Dover Bay, Nova Scotia
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ibrary and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414141

New York Times: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, March 24, 1882. A telegram from Canso, Guysboro County, says the cable steamer Faraday arrived at Dover Bay on Wednesday [March 22], and discharged into schooners waiting to receive them a number of large drums containing cables to connect the deep sea sections of the two new cables for the American Telegraph and Cable Company with their station at Canso. These are now being laid in a trench a distance of about seven miles, between Dover Cove and the town of Canso, and it is expected will be completed in a few days The shore end of the second deep sea cable was successfully landed at noon yesterday, and soon after the Faraday proceeded to sea, paying out cable to join with the portion of the second cable, which she laid last Fall, and which is buoyed about 500 miles from this point.


New York Times: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, April 7, 1882. A telegram from the cable steamer Faraday reports that she has successfully completed the laying of the new cable. She passed through large fields of ice off Torbay, and on March 29 encountered a severe westerly gale, and afterward heavy snowstorms.

Henry Ash Fonds images copyright © 2006, Library
and Archives Canada. Reproduced by permission.

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Last revised: 21 November, 2016

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