Tue, Apr 18|
Virtual: The History of The French Cable Station Museum with Director Joseph Manas
Time & Location
Apr 18, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Join Museum Director Joseph Manas as he explores the historic role of the French Cable Station. Learn how the first cable crossed the ocean in 1869 and landed in St. Pierre-Miquelon, a small island complex just south of Newfoundland, owned by France. In 1898 a new direct cable was laid to New York City from here thus completing a link between New York and France. These cables carried important world news to Europe and the United States as well as financial transactions from Paris Bourse and the New York Stock Exchange. Register to obtain the Zoom link.
Sponsored by a generous grant from The Cummings Foundation