1. The First Undersea Cable Was Laid by a Yard-Built Ship
In 1858, the USS Niagara, a navy-yard built ship, sailed from from New York to meet the British HMS Agamemnon in order to lay the first transatlantic undersea telegraph cable. Working together, they each spliced their cable ends and sailed toward their home continent. Following the expedition, Queen Victoria successfully transmitted her first Morse code message to the United States on August 5th.
Next, explore the Abandoned Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital Annex in NYC and get up close with the Dry Docks of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.