Milestone-Proposal talk:French Transatlantic Telegraph Cable of 1898
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This is a very good proposal. I would like to suggest the following rewriting of the Milestone text:
The submarine telegraph cable known as Le Direct provided communication between Europe and North America without intermediate relaying. In a remarkable feat of oceanic engineering, the cable was laid in the deepest waters of the Atlantic Ocean between Brest, France, and Orleans, Massachusetts. When completed in 1898 by La Compagnie Francaise des Cables Telegraphiques, it spanned 3174 nautical miles, making it the longest and heaviest cable in service.
Paul Israel Milestone Advocate
I think it looks good. I won't even complain about the passive voice! -Allison