|When asked this at the museum here I couldn't for a while remember.
|The root of my interest must be a life-long fascination with old technologies and the way they are so quickly
forgotten, but what actually triggered it was a chance encounter with a cable while walking on the beach below the
historic Marconi radio site on Cape Cod.
|There were some fascinating shore waders there
|and these eroding cliffs.
|But I failed to photograph the cable which was coming out of the cliff many metres up and with a free end of
at least two metres! I know from local information boards that we were near the site of a cable station and a road
above us was called "Telegraph Road". The rate of coast erosion was clearly enough to expose the cable in this way
since it was last in use as part of the radio station site above has been lost. I take it this was the remains of
one of the French transatlantic cables.