French-Atlantic Cable Company

French-Atlantic Cable Company (HM1GXU)

Location: Orleans, MA 02653 Barnstable County
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N 41° 47.281', W 69° 59.27'

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French - Atlantic cable company Cape Cod station 1890 - 1959. Oldest cable on Atlantic bed. From storm isolated Cape, first world news of steamer Portland lost off Truro with 200 lives; flashed from Orleans to Brest, France and back over their other cable to New York, November 28, 1898. Closed in 1959 for automation.
Year Placed1976
Placed ByAmerican Revolution Bicentennial
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 4:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 417918 N 4626711
Decimal Degrees41.78801667, -69.98783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 47.281', W 69° 59.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 47' 16.86" N, 69° 59' 16.2" W
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Area Code(s)508, 774
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25-29 Cove Rd, Orleans MA 02653, US
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