& PHOTOS by MARTIN SCHAFFER
Paterson, New Jersey, Railroad building, now the Holland Museum. This miniature copper boat was Holland's first submarine which sank in the Passaic River, and some years later was recovered.
Stone memorial found along main street in Liscannor, County Clare, Ireland, along a stone wall in front of the Liscannor community house. Originally dedicated by Capt. Lawrence Wigley USN, CO USS Holland AS-32, at nearby Liscannor quay, now a fishing harbor and where at the turn of the century ships tied up to load flagstone, quarried locally at Doonagore, Caherbarna, Luogh and Moher.
Home of submarine builder, John P. Holland. Born here 24 Feb 1840, on Castle St., Liscannor, County Clare, Ireland. The lady at the community house nearby said it's only a guess that this is the right house. An attorney either in Ireland or London now owns the house. The sign to the left of the door reads "Holland Cottage".
Picture take by the school children of Liscannor, County Clare, Ireland, where U.S. submarine builder John P. Holland was born 24 Feb 1840. He died 12 Aug 1914, in New Jersey, USA. Shown is Martin Schaffer at the local National School (public). The bronze plaque (arrow) on the outside wall of the school on Castle Street, was dedicated 12 Aug 1964.