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

Site Changes 2018
Note: While there haven't been any major projects this year, many updates and additions have been made throughout the site.
12 December Added early cable film listings to the Bibliography page
25 September Added photographs taken in 2018 by Stefan Panis of the wreck of CS Monarch (2), which was sunk in 1915 by a mine or torpedo off Folkestone
23 July Added page on the 1885 Wick-Shetland Cable and the Reiss Links Sinclair Bay Cable House
Archive. Site changes from:
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Contact Information
Site owner and webmaster: Bill Burns
email me at:
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The background image on this page is taken from the
front cover of W.H. Russell’s The Atlantic Telegraph,
and shows a section of the 1865 cable.