New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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.
April 26, 1893.
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. Touch 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 Castle Clinton (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); New York Korean War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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 (Submitted on July 18, 2009, by Leif Brisfjord of New York, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 785 times since then. Last updated on April 3, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 8. submitted on March 21, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.