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Electrical Beginnings

Transatlantic telegraph cable fragment, 1858

Transatlantic telegraph cable fragment, 1858

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Maine Historical Society

Alden and Eddy went on to make important contributions to the broader telegraph industry. They were early advocates for a transcontinental telegraph line, and were part of the leadership of the American Telegraph Company.

The telegraph provided a first hands-on experience for many aspiring electrical engineers, including Walter Scott Wyman, who later co-founded Central Maine Power.


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