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"Canso Cable To Be Laid"
Announced 11 April 1900
The steamship 'Silvertown,' owned by the Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Company of London, England, will leave New York Harbor this week to begin laying the Commercial Cable Company's new cable between Coney Island and Fox Bay, Canso, Nova Scotia. The cable is to make connections between these two points and the Azores. Manager-Director H K Gray is in charge while on board the 'Silvertown.' The ship and crew will lay 950 knots of cable.