IEEE MilestoneThe 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.
|Placed By||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
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|Date Added||Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at 11:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 417922 N 4626691|
|Decimal Degrees||41.78783333, -69.98778333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 47.27', W 69° 59.267'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 47' 16.2" N, 69° 59' 16.02" W|
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