Atlantic Telegraph Company

  • American

Architect - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Person From To
Founder Cyrus West Field

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1856/11/06 Atlantic Telegraph Company is established to build a commercial telegraph cable across the Atlantic ocean Architect
1858/08/16 Queen Victoria's telegram congratulates James Buchanan on becoming President of the United States. The first cable was laid across the floor of the Atlantic from Telegraph Field, Valentia Island in western Ireland to Heart's Content, Newfoundland. Owner County Kerry
1858/08/16 Queen Victoria's telegram congratulates James Buchanan on becoming President of the United States. The first cable was laid across the floor of the Atlantic from Telegraph Field, Valentia Island in western Ireland to Heart's Content, Newfoundland. Owner Newfoundland
1858/09/00 The first telegraph cable across the Atlantic fails after 3 weeks of service. Wildman Whitehouse used too much voltage while trying to improve faster operation of the faulty cable. Owner Newfoundland
1866/00/00 After 5 attempts in 9 years to lay a transatlantic cable, success is achieved with cables laid in 1865 and 1866, reducing communication time between Europe and America from 10 day by steamship to allowing a message and a response in the same day. Owner Newfoundland
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