Re: Transporting The World's Longest Cable

Benjamin Hom

Bob Chaparro asked:
"The only information I have on this Life Magazine photo is a caption that says " The World's Longest Cable" and a date of March 1951: 
The man in the photo is welding something and the cars are connected by a chain as well as couplers.
Overhead shot: 
Factory interior (Okonite, Patterson, NJ): 
So, anybody know the story behind the photos?"

A simple Google search turned up this Bonneville Power Administration film documenting the laying of a 4 1/2 mile submarine power cable to the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound:

You can see the cable train at 8:00 in the video.

Ben Hom

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