He used to make a cable for his anchor of strips of hickory bark tied together.
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.
A submarine cable (figs.
From the continuous records of slack and strain combined with the weight of the cable it is a simple matter to calculate and plot the depths along the whole route of the cable as actually laid.