Southern and Atlantic Telegraph Company

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Telegrapher

New York, NY, United States
vol. 10, no. 405, p. 95, col. 2

Extension of the Southern and

Atlantic Telegraph Lines.


ON the 7th instant the wires of the Southern and Atlantic Telegraph Co. were completed to Mobile, Alabama. This extension was made under great difficulties - the work being interrupted and delayed by floods and freshets. After the line was completed to Mobile, communication was interrupted for several days by a very extensive and disastrous freshet which inflicted much damage upon all telegraph lines in that section. Upon the 11th instant, however, by great exertion, the lines were repaired and the office opened for business, and is now in successful operation.

This is a most important extension of the lines of this company, which will be continued to New Orleans, La., the present objective point, which it is intended to reach during the present season.


Researcher notes: 
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:December 25, 2005 by: Elton Gish;