National Geographic : 1939 Jul
A REPLACEMENT LINK IN A EUROPE-AFRICA CABLE COMES ASHORE AT ASCENSION ISLAND The end was floated in from the ship by the large buoys and boats. Although the British navy once attemptedtocolonize this bit ofland intheSouth Atlantic Ocean 800 miles northwest of St. Helena, only cable company employees now dwell there. Sea turtles visit the coast by thethousands between January and May tolay their eggs. Many are caught and kept in large ponds (pages 76, 83, 85).