Sunday, January 6, 2008

On this day in Our Islands History

In 1910, the under water telecommunications cable between the Magdalen Islands and the bay of Cape Saint Lawrence, on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia was ruptured by shoal ice in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. This telegraphic cable was the only means of communication with the mainland, during this era. Because of ice conditions, ships and boats rarely sailed in the Gulf and airtravel had not yet started, so mail could not be dropped off.

- From the chronicle's of historian Father Frédéric Landry
Événements Historiques Agenda (Septembre 1993 à Septembre 1994)

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