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John Ericsson

 
 
John Ericsson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. John Ericsson Marker
Inscription.
The City of New York
erects this statue to the
memory of a citizen whose
genius has contributed
to the greatness of the
republic and the progress
of the world.
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April 26, 1893.
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On July 31, 1803, John Ericsson was
Born in Langsbanshytten, Sweden
Died in New York March 8, 1889

 
Erected 1893 by City of New York.
 
Location. 40° 42.253′ N, 74° 0.96′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from State Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in the northeast part of Battery Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Ericsson Statue (here, next to this marker); Salvation Army (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of Peter Caesar Alberti (within shouting distance of this marker); Walloon Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sphere (within shouting distance of this marker); Castle Clinton National Monument
Marker in Battery Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Marker in Battery Park
(within shouting distance of this marker); Castle Clinton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New York Korean War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker for John Ericsson in Washington, D.C.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of John Ericsson. John Ericsson Society, New York website. (Submitted on November 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of the Ironclads, 1862. EyeWitness to History.com website. (Submitted on November 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. John Ericsson Society, New York. The Society was founded in 1907 and incorporated under the laws of State of New York in 1934. John Ericsson: From time to time an inventor comes along who transforms an entire industry, forever changing its principal product and stimulating the development of technology. Such a man was John Ericsson. His inventions, notably incorporated in the Civil War battleship USS Monitor, marked a turning point in shipbuilding and transformed the maritime industry. A Swedish engineer and inventor of the 19th century, his research and
Closeup of John Ericsson Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Closeup of John Ericsson Statue
John Ericsson is seen here holding a model of the USS Monitor.
innovations in propeller design, hot air engines and solar energy are relevant to 21st century issues. (Submitted on July 18, 2009, by Leif Brisfjord of New York, New York.) 
 
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Front Relief image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
4. Front Relief
The front of the pedestal contains a relief of the frigate Princeton sailing in the Potomac River.
Right Relief image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
5. Right Relief
The right of the pedestal contains a relief of the USS Monitor in Hampton Roads, Va.
Rear Relief image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
6. Rear Relief
Left Relief image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
7. Left Relief
John Ericsson<br>1803–1889 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
8. John Ericsson
1803–1889
This 1912 painting by Arvid Frederick Nyholm (after Mathew Brady) hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

“Before he came to the United States in 1839, the Swedish-born engineer and inventor John Ericsson revolutionized navigation with his development of the screw propeller, He achieved fame during the Civil War when he designed the ironclad warship Monitor, the federal response to the threat of the Confederate ironclad Virginia (the refitted USS Merrimac) , Ericsson, posing with a model of his ‘tin can on a raft,’ always worked alone and had previously perfected engines for many purposes, including fire engines and a steam locomotive. He later developed the forerunner of the modern naval destroyer. ” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 767 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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