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Laying the transatlantic telegraph cable

Laying the transatlantic telegraph cable

Laying the transatlantic telegraph cable, 1865 (1866). Preparing to grapple for the broken cable from the bows of the SS 'Great Eastern', 2 August 1865. This attempt to lay the cable ended in failure, but the following year the 'Great Eastern' succeeded in laying the cable. From "The Atlantic Telegraph" by WH Russell. (London, 1866). Oxford Science Archive.
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