Shipping the Atlantic telegraph cable aboard the Great Eastern. Source: The Illustrated London News (1865). [Click on image to enlarge it.]

“The Engraving on our front page represents the Great Eastern steamship lying in the Medway, with one of the two small vessels, the Amethyst and Iris, which are employed to bring the Atlantic telegraph cable from Morden and Enderby’s Wharf, East Greenwich, where it is manufactured by Messrs. Glass and Elliott, to place it on board the Great Eastern. We shall give in our next Number an Illustration of the manner in which the cable is stowed on board the Great Eastern, in the large tanks which have been fitted up for that purpose.”

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“Shipping the Atlantic telegraph cable aboard the Great Eastern.” The Illustrated London News 46 (14 February 1865): 101. Internet Archive/ Web. 24 November 2015.

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