Heart's Content Cable Station, Provincial Historic Site, Heart's Content

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Heart's Content Cable Station is a former cable landing station located in Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador. It served as the western terminus of the first permanent trans-oceanic submarine telegraph cable, while a sister cable station on Valentia Island, Ireland, served as the eastern terminus. The original cable was first brought ashore in Heart's Content on July 27, 1866, and the station remained in use until it was closed in 1965. The station was designated a Provincial Historic Site in 1974 and is now a museum. On December 20, 2017, it was announced that the Heart's Content Cable Station would be one of eight new sites nominated by the Canadian Government for UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
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  • Took the long way back to St. John's, passing through Heart's Content along the way, and ever so glad that we did. It meant that we made a stop at the Cable Station, so far out of the way, yet a key.....  more »
  • Interesting historical building showing the old machinery used back in the day. The film that was being shown, hi-lited the men and women who worked at the cable station. One of the first cables...  more »
  • A wonderful place to learn about the history of transatlantic communications and how the employees lived and worked. The bay is also a picturesque location of local fishing activities. A good restaurant is also in this town. A must see site.
  • Love this place, one off my favorite places to Visit when home on Holidays, kind have always had a place in my heart, no pun attended. Lots of History and great views. This place is Ryder and Yance approved and recommend for sure.

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