This blog explores the question, ‘what is a cableship?’. Providing insight into the history of cableships, from repurposed ships to bespoke cable laying and cable repair ships, cableships continue to be an integral part of the subsea telecomms industry.
Duncan Mackenzie explores the fateful story of the cableship Grappler which got caught in the pyroclastic flow of the Mont Pelée volcano eruption of 1902. Part of our cableship blog series.
Duncan Mackenzie continues his cableship blog series with a story about the British cableship Colonia being fired upon by the US Navy in 1920!
Our Young Curator Maeve Cushla shares images and the findings of Planet PK’s beach clean with Cornwall AONB.
Our Digital Collections Officer, Duncan Mackenzie, looks at the cable ship the Mackay-Bennett and it’s role in recovering the deceased from the Titanic.
Explore the site of the Satellite Earth Station in Congor Bay, Barbados, with PK Porthcurno volunteer Robert de Corday Long, who worked for Cable & Wireless when the station was originally opened in 1972.
Our Digital Collections Officer, Duncan Mackenzie, explores the history of five cableships, each named Retriever.
Young Curator Maeve Cushla updates us on the Tevi Nightcam to get a sneak peek into the nightlife of our nocturnal friends in Porthcurno.
Duncan Mackenzie, our Digital Collections Officer, explores the history of Isambard Brunel’s SS Great Eastern. The SS Great Eastern was a formidable but flawed iron ship that laid the first successful transatlantic cable in 1866.
Planet PK talks to local ocean and lifestyle photographer Caleb Giddens and discuss the highs and lows of working in a field impacted by the environment and increased tourism.
Young Curator Maeve Cushla shares valuable personal experience, hints and tips about wildlife photography without causing harm to their environments.
Vida Long is a graduate from Wellington University, New Zealand researches the site of New Zealand’s first international telegraph cable landing,