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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: 1889

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
 
1889
Canso, Nova Scotia - New York ( 2 cables, extensions of the 1882 cables)

October 18, 1889
S.S. Faraday passing Cape Race, Newfoundland
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414156

October 20, 1889
Dover Bay, Nova Scotia looking northwest
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414157

October 21,1889
Dover Bay, Nova Scotia, Looking North-East
Atlantic Cable Website AC-09a

Reverse of Dover Bay sketch above, showing names
of the islands and path of the two cables to New York
Atlantic Cable Website AC-09b

October 22, 1889
A clearing through the Pine Woods near Dover Bay, Nova Scotia
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414158

October 24, 1889
Cable House at Dover Bay, Nova Scotia landing place of the Western Union Telegraph Co.'s 1889 New York Cables
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414159

November 6, 1889
S.S. Faraday at anchor in Dover Bay, Nova Scotia sketched from Walsh Point rocks
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414160

November 7, 1889
Cable House, Coney Island, New York left hand Commercial Cable Co.'s (MacKay Bennett) 1884 cable landing place. Right Hand Western Union Telegraph Co.'s (Gould) 1889 cable landing place
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414161

November 7, 1889
Coney Island New York landing place of the 1889 New York Canso Telegraph Cables
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414162

New York Times: NORTH EASTHAM, Mass., Nov. 15, 1889. A party of gentlemen, representing the Pouyer-Quertier Cable and the American Union Telegraph Companies, came down to this remote Cape Cod village today in a special parlor and hotel car on the regular train, to witness the arrival and landing of the new French cable.

November 21, 1889
Chebucto Head near Halifax, Nova Scotia
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414163

November 22, 1889
Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia (Northern part)
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414164

November 22, 1889
A Country Road near Halifax, Nova Scotia
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414165

November 22, 1889
View of the Northwest Arm Halifax, Nova Scotia
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414166

November 24, 1889
Halifax, Nova Scotia from the sea
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414167

November 29, 1889
Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia (looking south)
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414168

 

November 30, 1889
Near Richmond, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Atlantic Cable Website AC-10

December 13, 1889
A Rough Day on the Newfoundland Bank S.S. Faraday laying to
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414169

December 15, 1889
A Dirty Night at Sea
[showing CS Faraday]
Atlantic Cable Website AC-11

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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