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On the Channel coast, the British test, successfully, a new fog-horn invented in New London, Connecticut

Dungeness, Kent, on the English Coast, December 1863, artist's impression
The Trinity House, the institution in charge of securing the British coast, tested a new and powerful fog-horn, the invention of C.L. Daboll of New London, Connecticut, during the day.  Mounted for the test near the Dungeness Lighthouse on a stretch of the Kentish coast on the English Channel notorious for both fogs and shipwrecks, the new invention worked well enough for Trinity House to install it permanently at that spot. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Daboll's Fog-Trumpet," Harper's Weekly Magazine, January 16, 1862, p. 45.