Nauset Newcomers Host Program on French Cable Station

October 10th in Wellfleet

Nauset Newcomers to Meet October 10th at 8:30 am

Featured Presentation: “The French Cable Station in Orleans” by Joe Manas, Museum President

Nauset Newcomers will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 8:30 am at the Wellfleet Cinema on Route 6.  Meetings are free and open to the public.

Joe Manas, president of The French Cable Station Museum in Orleans, will deliver an interesting and fact-filled presentation on this historic site.  Built in 1891, the cable station served as a marine telegraph station until 1959, connecting Brest, France with the United States. During the late nineteenth and early 20th century, there were several thousand of these stations providing important transcontinental communications via undersea cables. Today, only three of these stations remain as museums, including Orleans.  Located on South Orleans Road in Orleans Center, the museum has been the subject of a PBS documentary.

Mr. Manas has a background in engineering and management, and possesses a love of history and a deep appreciation for the museum. After touring the museum, he was so impressed he began as a volunteer, became a guide, board member and has served as President for the past 8 years. 

About Nauset Newcomers

Nauset Newcomers welcomes residents who want to meet new people, participate in group activities and enjoy the unique community of Cape Cod.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month and include an hour of socializing and refreshments, followed by a brief meeting and a presentation of local interest. For more information, please visit us online at www.nausetnewcomers.com.


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