Just Check the Monitor’s Manifest!

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Monitor back in 1862, less than a year after its launch.  As the most recent newsletter of the John Ericsson Society New York (JESNY) points out, the Monitor had a short life but left a long legacy, with Monitor class vessels actively deployed… [Read More]

Ship Ahoy!

A good illustrator will go to great lengths to make sure what s/he draws is accurate and matches the words in the text.  Andrew Glass, who illustrated Thank You Very Much, Captain Ericsson! (my picture book about the inventor of the Civil War ironclad ship the Monitor) had a particular problem: the Monitor was at… [Read More]