Latitude and Longitude Stone 1892

Latitude and Longitude Stone 1892 (HM2LUX)

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N 51° 49.995', W 10° 10.355'

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Changing the Clocks of North America & Beyond!

— Atlantic Telegraph Cables Trail .1857-1966. Stop WV9 —

 

Erected by the Commercial Cable Company in
the 1890's to mark Waterville Cable Station's
participation in the 1892 international project with
Greenwich Observatory and McGill University,
to determine the longitude of Montreal.
Longitude was calculated from a combination of
astronomical observations and time signals
sent via telegraphic cables.
New techniques were employed which were used
as standard in later longitude determinations.
Researched & Written by Dorothy & Amy Rudd.
[Photo caption reads] 28th Canadian Ambassador to Ireland,
Loyola Hearn with his wife Maureen, meeting Friends of
Waterville Cable Station, 2013.
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HM NumberHM2LUX
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Placed ByHeritage Iveragh / Oidhreacht Uíbh Ráthaigh
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Date Added Monday, October 14th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 419204 N 5743142
Decimal Degrees51.83325000, -10.17258333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 49.995', W 10° 10.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 49' 59.7" N, 10° 10' 21.3" W
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