Cable station that relayed news of Titanic to be demolished

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Cable station that relayed news of Titanic to be demolished

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:19 am

HAZEL HILL, N.S. — A Nova Scotia cable station that relayed breaking news about the sinking of the Titanic and the end of the First World War will soon be demolished.

The former Commercial Cable building in Hazel Hill — built in 1888 and shuttered in 1962 — carried a daily average of 3,000 messages from all over the world.

A local group, the Commercial Cable Rehabilitation Society, had been working to preserve the brick building that overlooks Hazel Hill Lake, but announced three years ago it had exhausted attempts to find a sustainable use for the structure.

Barry Carroll, chief administrative officer of the District of Guysborough, says the society turned the building over to the municipality last month.

“That’s officially been done, and as a result the municipality has made the decision for safety reasons, based on engineering recommendations, that we’re going to move ahead with demolition,” said Carroll.

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Re: Cable station that relayed news of Titanic to be demolis

Postby VW1956 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:02 pm

Hello. That's sad. Just another piece of local history gone.
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