Back Reflection: The First Submarine Cable in North America

Back Reflection: The First Submarine Cable in North America 1982 Prince Edward Island - New Brunswick, Canada By Philip Pilgrim August 2, 2021 In alignment with this issue’s topic of “Regional Systems”, here is an account of the first regional submarine system in North America: Nearly 170 years ago, in November 1852, the first submarine [...]

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The Man History Forgot (Part 5)

The Man History Forgot (Part 5) By Stewart Ash and Bill Burns March 30, 2021 As we explained in January, new funding was required to keep the dream of an Atlantic cable alive, and perhaps in part because of the adverse publicity of the 1865 failure, securing British investment was once again proving difficult.  Also, [...]

Back Reflection: The Man History Forgot (Part 3)

Back Reflection: The Man History Forgot (Part 3) By Steward Ash and Bill Burns December 2, 2020 As we explained in the September Issue, in the early months of 1862 Cyrus Field met with British Government officials in an attempt to obtain funding, or at least guarantees, for the laying of a new Atlantic cable.  [...]

Back Reflection The Man History Forgot (Part 1)

Back Reflection The Man History Forgot (Part 1) By Bill Burns and Stewart ash July 20, 2020 Regular readers of Back Reflection will know that after the 1858 failure of the first attempt to lay the Atlantic Telegraph, six years would pass before the next attempt could be organised.  We know that Cyrus West Field [...]