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(21) Story Of Cyrus Fields The

(21) Story Of Cyrus Fields The

Broadcast: December 15, 1955
Added: Sep 06 2015

Today's story is about the famous American, Cyrus Fields, and his efforts to lay the transatlantic cable, and tie together two continents. The story begins on July 23, 1865 and the British liner Great Eastern lays with steam up, but engines silent, off the coast of Valentia Island. In her hold, she carries several thousand tonnes of submarine telegraph cable and a full supply of coal and food for her long, strange voyage to Newfoundland...