In July 1866, after nine years and several unsuccessful attempts, the first permanent telegraph cable connecting Europe and North America was hauled ashore at Heart’s Content. This little Newfoundland town leaped into the history books and remained a global communications hub for over a century. The cable station opened the world to the outport men and women who worked here and remains a time capsule of the communications technology that connected us all right up to the 1960s.

Heart’s Content Cable Station Provincial Historic Site

Heart's Content Cable Station, Provincial Historic Site, Newfoundland and Labrador 80, Heart's Content, NL, Canada

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Main Road
Heart's Content
A0B 1Z0
Tel: 709.583.2160