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Robert Halpin - Wicklow, IE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member haggaeus
N 52° 58.842 W 006° 02.586
29U E 698502 N 5874214
Quick Description: A memorial to Captain Robert Halpin, a native of Wicklow, who interconnected 19th century world with submarine telegraph cables.
Location: Leinster, Ireland
Date Posted: 9/10/2012 3:04:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMF8K1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The memorial is a granite obelisk. At four sides of the base there are plaques listing Captain Halpin's biographic data and his achievements:

1866 - First succesful cable across Atlantic
1869 - French Atlantic cable longest in the world
1870 - Suez to Bombay. Madras to Java.
1871 - Java to Australia
1874 - Madeira to Pernambuco
and others
Total 23000 miles
Website with more information on either the memorial or the person(s) it is dedicated to: [Web Link]

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