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The Burnside (SLIDESHOW)

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.

Click on an image to the right to view various photos of the Burnside.

Gallery of Images
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Stern view, Burnside
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Back at Valdez
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Great ceremony
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Arrived at Valdez
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The Burnside was laying WAMCATS cable
Click here for all 6 photos in this gallery.

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