A Cable from California to Hawaii
Posted: January 2, 2016 Filed under: Day in History, Teasers, Topic Guides
One of the ships that laid the Pacific cable
Today in history — January 2, 1903 — Hawaii celebrated the completion of the Pacific cable. Now Hawaii and California were linked by a 2,000+ mile undersea telegraph cable laid by the Commercial Pacific Cable Company.
Henry E. Cooper, the secretary of Hawaii, sent greetings to President Roosevelt via the Pacific cable, and he sent greetings to people in Hawaii.
Read about the Pacific cable’s development in the Trans-Pacific Cable topic guide.
Trans-Pacific Cable topic guide