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"Belle Isle Submarine Cable"
Announced 10 August 1900
The Canadian Government in Ottawa has recently announced that it will be unable to lay the projected submarine telegraph cable to Belle Isle. The Government has noted, without much objection, that the Anglo-American Telegraph Company has a monopoly of cable and telegraph rights in Newfoundland and its dependencies and cannot circumvent their holdings. It has recently been suggested that the Marconi System of Wireless Telegraphy might be more useful, producing better results across the Atlantic Ocean than the cable as it is easily damage during the winter months from extremes in cold, ice, and icebergs.