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Heart's Content Cable Station

Highway 80, Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 1/2 hours from St. John's.

Imagine... President Abraham Lincoln has been assassinated but London's papers aren't reporting it - it'll take 10 days for the news to reach Europe by ship...

In July 1866, after nine years and several unsuccessful attempts, the first permanent telegraph cable connecting Europe and North America was hauled ashore at Heart's Content. This little Newfoundland town leaped into the history books and remained a global communications hub for over a century. The cable station opened the world to the outport men and women who worked here and remains a time capsule of the communications technology that connected us all right up to the 1960s.

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