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Newfoundland and New York linked by telegraph thanks to new cable under the Gulf of St. Lawrence

New York City, 1850s, detail
11/10/1856
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)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1858 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1857), 367.

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