Richard Curland: Norwich boy grew up to run massive company, help build USS Monitor

A former Norwich boy had an impact on the construction of the USS Monitor, an  ironclad ship built for the U.S. Navy during the Civil War.

Erastus Corning was born in Norwich Dec. 14, 1794, and lived here for 13 years.  As a young teenager, he moved to Troy, N.Y., to work at his uncle’s hardware store. Then it was on to Albany, N.Y., where he joined a mercantile business, quickly moving to higher and higher positions and eventually becoming a senior partner.

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