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Heart's Content Cable Station

Highway 80, Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 1/2 hours from St. John's.

What can I do here?

  • Meet the outport men and women whose destinies opened to the world by working at the station in the 1800s.
  • Tour the replica 1870s cable office.
  • Step back into a pre-microchip era of vaccuum tubes and brass switches in the 1960s-era communications room.
  • Watch a 20-minute film about the effort to lay the transatlantic cable in the 1860s.
  • Walk along the beach to see the remnants of the cable that was once the only connection between Europe and North America.
  • Buy a souvenir at the gift shop.

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