Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
Masters of Space
Walter Kellogg Towers
'A Boulogne fisherman had caught the new [transatlantic telegraph] cable in his trawl, and, raising it, had cut a section away. This he had borne to port as a great treasure, believing the copper to be gold in some new form of deposit. ' - Master of Space, 1917
Probably some of those old cables would be worth a good deal if you could pull them up cheaply, though.