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    Arrow TAT - 1 Transatlantic Telephone Cable - Oban - April 2012


    TAT-1 Transatlantic Telephone Cable

    This comes ashore at Gallanach Bay in the grounds of Gallanach House. It was the first transatlantic telephone cable and came into service in 1956. The cable is no long used but the buildings remain. Part of the site was in a tunnel in the rockface.
    The cable carried the "Hot Line" between Washington, London and Moscow,


    Global telephone communications using submarine cables began on 25 September 1956, when the first transatlantic undersea telephone system, TAT-1, went into service. This site is the eastern terminal of the transatlantic cable that stretched west to Clarenville, Newfoundland. TAT-1 was a great technological achievement providing unparalleled reliability with fragile components in hostile environments. It was made possible through the efforts of engineers at AT&T Bell Laboratories and British Post Office. The system operated until 1978.









































    GMT / CORNERBROOK / MONTREAL.









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    Nice Pikkies. Looks To Be A Most Inhospitable Place.

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    I would love to turn this into a house, craking place.
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    That was really interesting,thanks for sharing.

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    Excellent find. I like it when explores involve places which have some real history attached to them.
    No signature due to chronic lack of imagination, creativity and wit.

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    Very nice,like it a lot.Good find m8.

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