Newfoundland and New York linked by telegraph thanks to new cable under the Gulf of St. Lawrence
A new 1,715 mile telegraph line linked St. Johns in Newfoundland with New York City. This was made possible by the new eighty-five miles of submarine cable under the Gulf of St. Lawrence from Cape Ray, Nova Scotia to Cape Race on Newfoundland. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1858 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1857), 367.