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Christopher

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Belfast links with the Atlantic Telegraph Company
« on: February 03, 2007, 03:18:25 AM »
It was quite a feat laying the 3000 mile transatlantic cable in the 1860s.  The Atlantic Telegraph Company made five attempts before completing the task in 1865 thanks to instruments invented by William Thompson .. who was later elevated to the peerage in 1892 taking the title Lord Kelvin.