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Connecting the Continents

Hearts Content and the Atlantic Cable

by (author) Ted Rowe

Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Apr 2009
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2009
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2008
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In July of 1866, the village Heart's Content on the east coast of Newfoundland attracted the attention of Canada and the entire world. A submarine telegraph cable had been stretched across the Atlantic Ocean from Valentia, Ireland, to this little fishing community. One of the first telegraphs was exchanged between Queen Victoria in England and President Buchanan in the United States. With the help of an elite group of operators, messages could now be sent between North America and Europe in minutes instead of ten days by ship. And Heart's Content had earned its place in the history of communications.

About the author

Ted Rowe writes, travels, plays music and tries to find time to enjoy good food and wine. His previous books, Connecting the Continents: Heart's Content and the Atlantic Cable and Heroes & Rogues, a community history of Heart's Content, explored life in North America's pioneer cable town. In Newfoundland, Ted and his wife Maureen divide their time between St. John's and Heart's Content, and the winter finds them in Palm Desert, California.

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