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French Cable Station Museum

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French Cable Station Museum

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John C wrote a review Aug 2019
State College, Pennsylvania5 contributions3 helpful votes
is how one of the visitors in my tour described it, and she was right on. The museum's chief attraction is the quantity of original equipment it houses -- weird, elaborate, ancient stuff, much of it still in working order. To be clear, this is not for everybody, but if you're at all interested in the extraordinary story of how people strung a cable across an ocean a century and a half ago, it might be for you. This is not a museum that wows the visitor with fancy interactive displays -- leave your young kids at home! -- but it impresses with the staff's devotion to preserving and sharing this history.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from covemarine, General Manager at French Cable Station Museum
Responded Nov 6, 2019
Thank you for the great review. President
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BJamesZ wrote a review Jun 2019
New Windsor, New York102 contributions16 helpful votes
The museum is a fascinating place to visit to learn about the early trans Atlantic communications and the role that Orleans played in that early history.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from covemarine, General Manager at French Cable Station Museum
Responded Jul 1, 2019
Thank you for the great review and thank you for visiting the museum.We are very proud of the museum and the role it played in history. President FCSM
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Richard K wrote a review Nov 2018
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An amazing view of the first 'direct to Europe' transatlantic station with very skilled and knowledgeable guides. Much of the equipment from the early 1900s is still there and working. Wonderful experience for young people to appreciate how technology has advanced since then, and how early technology pushed the limits of engineering knowledge. It is an eye opener to the value that transatlantic communication was worth...about $1.00 per word in the late 1800s !! That would be $29.00 per word in today's purchasing power (per Google). A little research ahead of time will make the visit even more enjoyable.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Cruiser13969554416, General Manager at French Cable Station Museum
Responded Dec 5, 2018
We appreciate this review and all the reviews we have received. This is the first opportunity we have had to have access to this website. President FCSM
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mtmonadnck wrote a review Oct 2018
Orleans, Massachusetts62 contributions7 helpful votes
The tours start out with short videos to introduce you to the history of this location and then you browse around typically with a tour guide. You have to ask about Morse Code and where the terms upper and lower case came from - fascinating!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Cruiser13969554416, General Manager at French Cable Station Museum
Responded Nov 10, 2018
Thank you for the compliments.
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thurai2016 wrote a review Jul 2018
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions5 helpful votes
This museum is filled with instruments and equipment spanning the telegraph era. Visitors are free to touch feel and use most of the equipment on display. Many items are very rare. The evolution from telegraph to radio is on full display at this station. Within a few km from this museum is the WCC Maritime Station in Chatham and the Wellfleet Marconi site where the first radio message was sent from the US to the UK.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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