The link will tell you all about the fiber optic cable that is being laid from Europe to Lynn. The ship off the eastern shore of Thacher is the Atlantic Merlin, an ocean-going tug that is the “grapple” ship that clears the bottom from debris, old cables, wire, fishing nets, lobster traps

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Paul St Germain submits:

Joey, Thought you might like to learn more about the fiber optic cable being laid to Lynn from Europe. Web site tells it all.

The Amitié Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Project is a planned subsea fiber optic cable system in the Atlantic Ocean to link the United States and Europe. The cable will land in Europe and Lynn, Massachusetts (USA). The proposed cable and appurtenances installed in the United States will stretch from the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to a utility manhole in the City of Lynn. The length of cable installed for the Project between the EEZ to the manhole is approximately 214 miles, of which approximately 33.7 miles will be in Massachusetts state waters, with additional length on shore. The proposed cable route includes offshore cable installation, installation within a proposed conduit between onshore and offshore, and onshore routing through existing conduits. Within Massachusetts waters, the proposed cable route crosses the waters of Rockport, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Beverly, Salem, Marblehead, Swampscott, and Lynn.

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