The French Transatlantic Telegraph Cable, 1898

The French Transatlantic Telegraph Cable, 1898 (HM2M98)

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N 41° 47.27', W 69° 59.267'

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The submarine telegraph cable known as Le Direct provided communication between Europe and North America without intermediate relaying. In a remarkable feat of oceanic engineering, the cable was laid in the deepest waters of the Atlantic Ocean between Brest, France, and Orleans, Massachusetts. When completed in 1898 by La Compagnie Francaise des Cables Telegraphiques, it spanned 3174 nautical miles (5878 km), making it the longest and heaviest cable in service.
September 2018
HM NumberHM2M98
Year Placed2018
Placed ByInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Date Added Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at 11:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 417922 N 4626691
Decimal Degrees41.78783333, -69.98778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 47.27', W 69° 59.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 47' 16.2" N, 69° 59' 16.02" W
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