1884A transatlantic telegraph cable line was laid, with the final section constructed between Rockport and Dover Bay, Nova Scotia.Economy and Industry, Infrastructure, Technology

Landing of the commercial cable company Mackay-Bennett Cables at Manhattan Beach, Saturday, October 18; Shore Station; John W. Mackay; James Gordon Bennett, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, New York Public Library, https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ce4cd1b0-c536-012f-bf8a-58d385a7bc34#/?uuid=510d47dc-8fe2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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The end of the Mackay-Bennett cable was laid in Rockport on May 22, 1884, after the steamer Faraday was delayed laying the last section for a week. The sailors lugged the cables onto shore at around 10 a.m. and were invited to participate in a large banquet sponsored by the town of Rockport, but they declined. The day was celebrated as a holiday in town and schools closed for the occasion. The steamer left Rockport’s shores to pick up the double ocean cable, which they left 78 miles east of Dover Bay and continued on toward Ireland.

History of the Atlantic Cable & Submarine Telegraphy - 1884 Mackay-Bennett Atlantic Cables. https://atlantic-cable.com/Cables/1884MackayBennett/RockportLanding.htm
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