Re: Transporting The World's Longest Cable
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.
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.