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Recovery of the cable on the Great Eastern. Final attempt at grappling.

Recovery of the cable on the Great Eastern. Final attempt at grappling.
The attempt to recover the cable.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU6757
Description: The 1865 expedition had gone most of the way to Newfoundland laying the transatlantic cable when tragedy struck. The telegraph cable broke and was lost into the ocean's depths. Repeated efforts were made to grapple the cable, but to no avail. The 'Great Eastern' had to wait for another year before a new attempt could be made.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1865
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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