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Transport ship Burnside

The US Army transport ship Burnside was instrumental in laying submarine cable for the pioneering communications line known as WAMCATS, the Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System, approved by Congress in 1900. Here the vessel is docked in Seward. Seward Community Library.

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