Sir SandFord Fleming

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First transmission by the Pacific cable

First transmission by the Pacific cable

Pacific Cable Station, Bamfield Vancouver Island. The subjoined signals were transmitted from Fanning Island by automatic Curb sender, through the world longest cable (3,458 nautical miles) and received here on the Kelvin Siphon Recorder at a speed of 100letters per minutes. Sir Sandford Fleming Ottawa, Canada.

Year: november 21th 1902
Author: Sir Sandford Fleming
Source: Library and Archives Canada, Sandford Fleming fonds

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