Re: Transporting The World's Longest Cable


 

VERY cool!

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
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On May 7, 2018, at 8:15 PM, Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

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:
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ebf357cf3c52bc67_large 
 
The man in the photo is welding something and the cars are connected by a chain as well as couplers.
 
Overhead shot: 
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c71ec95595f72d35_large 
 
Factory interior (Okonite, Patterson, NJ): 
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/71cc3cf2702fd63f_large 
 
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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