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SS Great Eastern Laying Cable in 1866
|Historical Figures > Historical Figures with "B" Names > Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859)|
The SS Great Eastern, an iron sailing steamship designed by British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, photographed in 1866, at the time it laid the first lasting transatlantic telegraph cable. Click here to enlarge. To learn more about this, we recommend reading Circuits in the Sea: The Men, the Ships, and the Atlantic Cable by Chester G. Hearn.
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