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    Transatlantic cables
    From: Aubrey O?Callaghan
    Date: 2003 Mar 21, 08:48 +0000

    The discussion of trans-atlantic cables reminded me of a very enjoyable
    restaurant I used to visit in Co. Wicklow. It is called Tinakilly House.
    Built by Robert Halpin who was first engineer on the Great Eastern when she
    laid the first transatlantic cable... now you are all wondering what this
    has to do with navigation.
    Well, the cable broke after laying 1862 miles of the 2600 mile length.
    Apparently Halpin returned later to the place where it broke and grappled
    it to the surface repaired the cable and finished the job. This surely must
    have required some navigation skills. I have searched the web, but there is
    scant information about this. Below was the site I found the information
    about Halpin.
    At 03:58 21-03-03, Jared Sherman wrote:
    >  You can find the story directly at http://atlantic-cable.com/Article/Combe/
    >There is no reason to visit
    >http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sextants/message/877. That page simply
    >directs you to the URL above, and imposes Yahoo Pop-up advertising on you.

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