#OTD in 1866 – Completion of the first submarine cable link underneath the Atlantic, from Valentia Island, Co Kerry to Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

The 1866 submarine cable snaked along the Atlantic Ocean seabed to connect Telegraph Field at Foilhommerum Bay on Valentia Island, Co Kerry (Ireland) to Heart’s Content in Newfoundland (now part of Canada). The 1866 cable wasn’t actually the first trans-Atlantic submarine cable though; it was the fourth attempt, though the first which was successful, after […]

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