Connecting the Continents: Heart's Content and the Atlantic Cable

April 21, 2009|
Connecting the Continents: Heart's Content and the Atlantic Cable by Ted Rowe
$19.95
Paperback
Earn 100 plum® points

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Not available in stores

Prices and offers may vary in store

about

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.

Title:Connecting the Continents: Heart's Content and the Atlantic CableFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:250 pages, 8.9 X 6.03 X 0.47 inShipping dimensions:250 pages, 8.9 X 6.03 X 0.47 inPublished:April 21, 2009Publisher:Breakwater Books Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:189717442X

ISBN - 13:9781897174425

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: