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Erastus Corning & His Albany Ironworks


Join us and hear Michael P. Barrett explain how Erastus Corning (1794-1872) got his business started in Troy and made the bulk of hs fortune in railroads, including the production of iron tracks and hook-headed railroad spikes. Corning and his partner, John Flack Winslow, received the contract to make the deck and skirt armor for the USS Monitor and at least eight additional monitor class ironclad warships. Lecture will be held off-site at the Shaker Road-Loudonville Fire Department. Register online.