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"Telegraph Service To Victoria Greatly Improved"
Originally Published 20 December 1890 in 'The Toronto Star'
Superintendent J Wilson of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company states that in the future there will be no fear of a break in telegraphic communication with Victoria, British Columbia. The Company is arranging for the purchase and submergence as early as the Spring for a three- wire cable between the Canadian main land of British Columbia under the Gulf of Georgia into Victoria. The cable now submerged will be removed and laid between Port Cresent, Washington and Port Beecher, B.C., it having been found that these places offer the best landings on the Straits. The cable between Victoria and Dungeness will also be kept in good repair. This will furnish three distinct lines of communication, therefore, between Victoria and the main land, and with the improved Pacific Postal Telegraph Company from Seattle running northwest to Port Townsend and along the shore of the Straits to Port Crescent, will meet all demands. Mr J Wilson states further that in the course of another week the Canadian Pacific Railway Company will have a fourth wire in operation between Donald, B.C., and Winnipeg, Manitoba which, with the quadruples working from the former point to Vancouver will place the Company in a much stronger position than heretofore to handle their constantly increasing business and providing direct and substantial competition to the Great North Western Telegraph Company.