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

CS Professor Morse (formerly CS Suffolk)
by Bill Glover


Purchased from the West India and Panama Telegraph Company in 1879 and used as a repair ship, undertaking work on Western Union’s Atlantic cables as well as maintaining International’s network. Wrecked on Block Island, Rhode Island, in 1883, while returning from a WU repair.



Punta Rassa - Sanibel Island - Key West

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Last revised: 23 October, 2015

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