Johnson, Edwin Ferry – Vermont History


The Edwin Ferry Johnson mug is part of a biographical series profiling unique individuals who shaped the history of Vermont.  An image of Edwin Ferry Johnson and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.

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Edwin Ferry Johnson was born in Essex, Vermont and attended the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy at Middletown, CT.  He became a professor of natural history, mathematics and civil engineering.  His classes included discussions on railroad construction.  Edwin Ferry Johnson gave up teaching to oversee land surveys for the Erie & Champlain Canals and then worked as an assistant engineer for the Catskill Railroad before becoming the chief engineer in the location of fourteen other railroads.  He designed and directed the construction of major bridges and designed waterworks and sewerage systems. He was the inventor of canal locks, screw power press and the six and eight-wheeled locomotive.  Johnson was one of the foremost railroad engineers of this day.

This Edwin Ferry Johnson History Mug is part of our Vermont series which includes many unique individuals who played an important part in molding Vermont’s history.

The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history.  The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton.  He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone.  The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.

  • Mugs are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.

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