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Waterville in County Kerry, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
 

Latitude and Longitude Stone 1892

Changing the Clocks of North America & Beyond!

 

— Atlantic Telegraph Cables Trail .1857-1966. Stop WV9 —

 
Latitude and Longitude Stone 1892 Marker image. Click for full size.
From the Atlantic Telegraph Cables Trail webpage, Undated
1. Latitude and Longitude Stone 1892 Marker
A Heritage Iveragh / Oidhreacht Uíbh Ráthaigh Project
Inscription.  

Erected by the Commercial Cable Company in
the 1890's to mark Waterville Cable Station's
participation in the 1892 international project with
Greenwich Observatory and McGill University,
to determine the longitude of Montreal.

Longitude was calculated from a combination of
astronomical observations and time signals
sent via telegraphic cables.

New techniques were employed which were used
as standard in later longitude determinations.

Researched & Written by Dorothy & Amy Rudd.

[Photo caption reads] 28th Canadian Ambassador to Ireland,
Loyola Hearn with his wife Maureen, meeting Friends of
Waterville Cable Station, 2013.


 
Erected by Heritage Iveragh / Oidhreacht Uíbh Ráthaigh.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 51° 49.995′ N, 10° 10.355′ W. Marker was in Waterville, Munster, in County Kerry. Marker was on Iveragh Terrace, on the right when traveling north. Marker is about 40 meters
Latitude and Longitude Stone 1892 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2019
2. Latitude and Longitude Stone 1892 Marker
Post is standing, but top marker missing
east of Atlantic View. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Waterville, Munster V23 K122, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Latitude 51 49' 50"·54 N. Longitude 10 10' 15"·5 W. (here, next to this marker); Iveragh Lodge (a few steps from this marker); Iveragh Lodge • Commercial Cable Company 1st Offices (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); New Office (was about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Commercial Cable Company (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Mick O'Dwyer (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Charlie Chaplin (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Dr. Thomas George Millerick 1864-1898 (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterville.
 
More about this marker. The marker post mimics the actual transatlantic cable.
 
Also see . . .
1. Waterville Transatlantic Telegraph Station. (Submitted on October 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Commercial Cable Company. (Submitted on October 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Atlantic Telegraph Cables Trail, Waterville. (Submitted on October 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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