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

Tor Bay

First Successful Direct Commercial Cable Landing

 
 
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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.
 
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 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. We Will Remember/Nous Nous Souviendrons (approx. 10.9 kilometers away); #5 Radar Unit R.C.A.F Station (approx. 11 kilometers away); Welcome to Place Savalette (approx. 12.2 kilometers away); Captain Savalette (approx. 12.7 kilometers away); The Canal (approx. 14.2 kilometers away); The Voyage of Prince Henry Sinclair (approx. 18.5 kilometers away); Henry Marshall Tory (approx. 25.2 kilometers away); Guysborough (approx. 25.3 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
Tor Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
2. Tor Bay Marker

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.)
4. Atlantic Cable Station Marker. (Submitted on August 31, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Categories. Communications
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 81 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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