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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)


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
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July 5, 1893
S.S. Mackay Bennett the Commercial Cable Company's repairing steamer coming into Chedabucto Bay, Nova Scotia to meet the S.S. Faraday. Cranberry Island Lighthouse in the distance.
Library and Archives Canada - Henry Ash Fonds: e04414170

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

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Last revised: 24 December, 2023

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