One could think that with communications satellites gumming up our space, laying cable across the ocean might be out of date. Not so my friend.
Samuel F. B. Morse, –remember him- you know, “Morse Code and all -experimented with the first cable between Castle Garden and Governors Island, in New York harbor, in 1842. But it was not until 1850 when the first submarine cable in the world was laid, connecting Dover and Calais by telegraph.
Today I visited one of the largest cable laying companies in the world, TE SubCom out of Baltimore. What I didn’t know about cable laying!! Met with their Director of Remote Underwater Vehicles and was treated to a fantastic tour of the Cable Ship Decisive.
Great fun. Always Learning something new.