Posted on 16.06.2008 - 10:00 EDT in SUBSEA TELECOMS NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
In 1854 Mr. Field developed the first undersea cable and in 1858 he arranged for Queen Victoria to send the first transatlantic message to the President of the Unites States, James Buchanan. As the very first cable connecting Great Britain to the United States, Queen Victoria expressed her congratulatory sentiments and said "the electric cable which now connects Great Britain with the Unites States will prove an additional link between the nations". Mr. Buchanan was so pleased with the Queen's reply and what it meant that he called for a 100 gun salute in Central Park the morning after the message was received.
The original TransAtlantic route from Valentia, Ireland to Trinity Bay, Newfoundland 150 years ago closely follows that of Hibernia Atlantic's undersea route today from Dublin, Ireland to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Please note that this celebration is an invite-only event for honored guests and dignitaries.