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The cliffs of Foilhummerum Bay, the European end of the Atlantic Cable.The cliffs of Foilhummerum Bay, the European end of the Atlantic Cable.
The cliffs of Foilhummerum Bay, the European end of the Atlantic Cable.

© National Maritime Museum, London

Repro ID: PX8279
Title: The cliffs of Foilhummerum Bay, the European end of the Atlantic Cable.
Description: The European terminus of the 1865 Atlantic cable was on top of the remote cliffs of Foilhummerum Bay, on the island of Valentia in the west of Ireland, where it was connected to the existing land line. In this image, cowds of onlookers watch the 'Great Eastern' depart.
Creator: Robert Dudley (artist), Thos Picken: Day & Son (engravers)
Date: 1865
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London


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