The Story of the Atlantic Cable

Sir Charles BRIGHT (1863 - 1937)

The electric telegraph, together with the railway-train and the steamship, constituted the three most conspicuous features of late 19th century civilization. Indeed, it may be truly said that the harnessing electricity to the service of man for human communication has effected a change in political, commercial, and social relations, even more complete than that wrought by steam locomotion. This is the story of how the electric telegraph cable was laid across the floor of the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Ireland. - Summary by modified from the introduction

Genre(s): Technology & Engineering

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Introductory Maria Kasper
00:19:45
Play 01 Evolution of Atlantic Telegraphy in America and England Maria Kasper
00:26:32
Play 02 The Manufacture of the Line Delmar H Dolbier
00:16:23
Play 03 The First Start Delmar H Dolbier
00:22:13
Play 04 Preparations for Another Attempt realisticspeakers
00:12:36
Play 05 The Trial Trip realisticspeakers
00:07:06
Play 06 The Storm realisticspeakers
00:38:13
Play 07 The Renewed Effort Wayne Anderson
00:21:02
Play 08 ''Finis Coronat Opus'' Maria Kasper
00:40:42
Play 09 The Celebration Maria Kasper
00:14:15
Play 10 Working the Line Maria Kasper
00:16:26
Play 11 The Inquest Kathleen Moore
00:07:26
Play 12 Other Proposed Routes Kathleen Moore
00:11:43
Play 13 Experience, Investigation, and Progress Kathleen Moore
00:08:31
Play 14 The 1865 Cable and Expedition Greg Lewin
00:15:41
Play 15 Second and Successful Attempt Greg Lewin
00:12:28
Play 16 Recovery and Completion of the 1865 Cable Greg Lewin
00:14:00
Play 17 Jubilations BettyB
00:10:35
Play 18 Subsequent Atlantic Lines BettyB
00:11:08
Play 19 Atlantic Cable Systems of Today Availle
00:04:13