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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)|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|