Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

On July 27, 1866, the first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Telegraph Field, Foilhommerum Bay, Valentia Island in western Ireland to Heart’s Content in eastern Newfoundland. The stamp featured today commemorates an earlier cable through which the first communications occurred on August 16, 1858, reducing the communication time between North America and Europe from ten days — the time it took to deliver … Continue reading Transatlantic Telegraph Cable