Honduras interoceanic railway; with maps of the line and ports. and an appendix, containing report of Admiral.

Ephraim George Squier

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Synopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 Excerpt: ...more than a fathom of water on the bar, is obvious to the dullest apprehension and the most prejudiced mind. XIX.--TRANSMISSION OF INTELLIGENCE. Considerat'ons on the rapid transmission of intelligence. Telegraphic communication between London and the Bay of Fonseca. Let us consider, for a single moment, the relations, in respect of transmission of intelligence, which the proposed work would open up. I take it for granted that the Atlantic telegraph will be laid down within the present year, and thus put London in, I may say, instantaneous communication with every part of the United States--with the far-off Prairies, and with the southernmost Capes of Florida. From the point last named to Havana, in the island of Cuba, is but 130 miles, and a submarine telegraph to connect the two points is already under contract. Communication between London and Havana being thus established, it will be easy to continue the connection still further to the Bay of Fonseca. To accomplish this-, object, it will only be necessary to construct 180 miles of land telegraph to Cape San Antonio; 270 miles of submarine telegraph thence to the British establishment at Belize; 120 miles of submarine telegraph thence to Puerto Caballos, and 161 miles of land telegraph (which would naturally be constructed by the Railway Company itself, for its own convenience) to the Bay of Fonseca. That is to say, assuming the telegraph connection with Havana complete, a supplement of 340 miles land, and 390 miles submarine, telegraph, would complete the communication between London, New York, Havana, and the Bay of Fonseca! In other words, it would put London within eight days of San Francisco, six days of Callao, ten days of Valparaiso, and 30 days of Australia. At present, the naval stations, both o...

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