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The route of the Great Eastern during the laying of the 1865 telegraph cable.

The route of the Great Eastern during the laying of the 1865 telegraph cable.
The route of the Atlantic telegraph cable.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PU6764
Description: The transatlantic cable would be the world's longest underwater telegraph cable, extending a distance of over 2000 miles between Newfoundland and Ireland. The location of the cable, from Newfoundland to Ireland, was chosen because surveys revealed that the ocean floor was a plateau between those points. This chart shows the track of the 'Great Eastern' on her voyage from Valentia to Newfoundland.
Creator: Day & Son Ltd (Engravers)
Date: 1865
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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