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Near Larrys River in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
 

Tor Bay

First Successful Direct Commercial Cable Landing

 
 
Tor Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, August 27, 2019
1. Tor Bay Marker
Inscription.  To commemorate the landing at Tor Bay (Port Faraday) on September 15, 1875, of the first direct commercial cable to successfully transmit messages from England to the mainland of North America
 
Erected by Province of Nova Scotia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications.
 
Location. 45° 11.264′ N, 61° 21.239′ W. Marker is near Larrys River, Nova Scotia, in Guysborough County. Marker is on Tor Bay Branch Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in Tor Bay Provincial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 650 Tor Bay Branch Road, Larrys River, Nova Scotia B0H 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. French Expeditions Aimed At Settling North America (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Settlement of l’Acadie 1604/1605 (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Samuel de Champlain Meets Captain Savalette On Shores of Tor Bay (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Acadian Dyke Building Along the Bay of Fundy (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Grand-Pré
Tor Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
2. Tor Bay Marker
(approx. 4.2 kilometers away); Founding Families of the Acadian Communities Along Tor Bay 1797-1900 (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); The Great Upheaval 1755-1763 (approx. 4.2 kilometers away); The Scattering of a People (approx. 4.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Larrys River.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tor Bay Provincial Park. (Submitted on August 31, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
2. Tor Bay. (Submitted on August 31, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
3. The Direct United States Cable Company. (Submitted on August 31, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 123 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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