Friday, April 3, 2009

Capt. James Howard

I often lament that gravestones don't tell us more information about the person, or at least how they died. Well, the grave for Captain James Howard (1814-1976) in Louisville's Cave Hill Cemetery does that and then some, with a lengthy biography of him on all four sides of his immense granite obelisk. Considered by many to be the most successful steamboat builder in American history, Howard's grave is certainly a fitting tribute to the memory of a man whose greatness is all but forgotten in this modern world.


revolutionrevolution said...

I think "The Hyperion" and "The Black Locust" may be the two coolest names for boats ever.

Nicosia said...

I demand that my gravestone be this kick-ass.