Frederick Newton Gisborne

Frederick Newton Gisborne

Frederick Newton Gisborne was a Canadian inventor and electrician. Born in Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, England, he left England in 1842 for a trip around the world, finally settling in Canada in 1845. By close study he became an expert electrician, and original improvements in methods and instruments soon attracted so much attention that he was appointed superintendent of the lines of the Nova Scotia government at Halifax. After studying the problems of ocean telegraphy, he laid the first deep-sea cable in North American waters, between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick in 1852. In 1853 he went to New York City, where he became associated with Cyrus W. Field. On the organizati ... more on Wikipedia

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