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The Great Eastern: launching the buoy.

The Great Eastern: launching the buoy.
Launching the buoy.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PX8269
Description: The buoy being let down from the 'Great Eastern' to mark the spot where the cable was lost in the Atlantic Ocean. The position was 51° 25'N 39° 6'W, 1,062 miles (1709 km) from Valentia and 606 miles (975 km) from Heart's Content, Newfoundland. After launching the buoy, the 'Great Eastern' turned for home.
Creator: Robert Dudley (artist), E. Walker (engraver): Day & Sons (engravers)
Date: 1865
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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