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Heart's Content Cable Station

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Highway 80 | Heart's Content, Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador A0B 1Z0, Canada
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I visited the Cable Station as my father was born in Heart's Content and I wished to take in some... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
bevk521
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Toronto, Canada
Although it is closed during the off season, still worth a look

Even thought it's closed during the off season. Definintely worth a look, plenty of information... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Peter K
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Highway 80 | Heart's Content, Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador A0B 1Z0, Canada
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Highway 80 | Heart's Content, Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador A0B 1Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I visited the Cable Station as my father was born in Heart's Content and I wished to take in some of the history. I was there before 2016 but the experience was excellent.

Thank bevk521
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Even thought it's closed during the off season. Definintely worth a look, plenty of information on boards around it explaining the landing of the cable.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Although the museum is closed it is still worth a stop as a marker across the street explains the history of the transatlantic cable and you can see the cable coming out of the ocean.

Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The end of the Civil War in America what the beginning of new communications from North America to points east via trans-Atlantic cables. This building, well preserved, is one site where telegraph messages were "processed." Plan about an hour to visit unless you are into...More

Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The social history of this town is very interesting. There were those who worked for the cable company and were paid well and those who worked in the fishing industry and earned less money.

Thank 892Greta73
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This museum tells the story of the first Trans Atlantic cable signals, done via Morse Code, and a huge advancement at the time. The museum is in the actual building and location for employment of dozens of people who translated messages to and from Europe...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Wonderful to learn all about the cables that were run under the Atlantic Ocean waters from Ireland to Hearts Content, Newfoundland, a small town that transmitted the telegraph messages from 1866 to 1965. A must to see the cables up close and all that was...More

Thank chocoberrry
Reviewed 11 August 2017

It's a beautifully designed museum in an actual historic building. From 1866 to 1965, this site played a key role in the telecommunications connection between North America and Europe. Equipment from the '60s and a movie explaining the social history of the town provide a...More

Thank arlene20172017
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This was a FANTASTIC site to stop at explaining the history of North America connection to Ireland/England and the role Morse code had in early years of this Country. Make this a day trip from St. John's you won't be disappointed the staff are great...More

Thank rknack2017
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We really didn't know much about the role Newfoundland played in early telecommunications between north America and Ireland. The museum is full of interesting materials, artifacts and information about the first telecommunications pipeline from Hearts Content to Ireland. The equipment used in the early days...More

Thank tourist155
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