He used to make a cable for his anchor of strips of hickory bark tied together.
A submarine cable (figs.
Communication with the United States is effected by land lines to Valparaiso, and thence by a cable along the west coast.
Even the splash of the anchor in the water, and the noise of the cable running out through the hawse-hole, in no way disturbed them at their occupation, or caused them to evince the slightest curiosity.
On the same shaft with P is fixed a brake-wheel furnished with a powerful brake B, by the proper manipulation of which the speed of paying out is regulated, the pull on the cable being at the same time observed by means of D.