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Machias Telegraph
Harold E. Nelson
14 Hill Avenue,
Newport, ME 04953
207-368-5012
harrydeb@roadrunner.com

This article gives us a glimpse into the life of a telegraph person on the Maine Telegraph Company line in Maine. This fellow might have known about the Calais observations, but I suspect that these stations had an automatic repeater, so the operator would not have to write down and re-send messages. The Coast Survey bought and installed automatic repeaters at several locations on the line from Calais to Newfoundland.

 

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