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The Great Eastern begins to lay cable connected to the recovered 1865 broken cable and heads for Newfoundland.

Arrival of the "Great Eastern" on Newfoundland coast, with the Atlantic Cable, July 27, 1866, artist's impression, detail.

A few days after the cable broken in July 1865 during the first unsuccessful attempt at a transAtlantic telegraph service was recovered from the seabed, the Great Eastern connected it and began to lay the remaining 680 miles of cable towards Heart's Content, Newfoundland. Six days later, the 1865 cable was landed and when connected found to be working, thereby adding a second cable to the new line the Great Eastern had laid two months before. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Chester G. Hearn, Circuits in the Sea: The Men, the Ships, and the Atlantic Cable (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2004), 235.