USS Essex Log Book Project III: Editing/Transcription
Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.
The targets for this project were not only achieved, but exceeded in that 9 log book transcriptions and original versions have been uploaded to the Internet Archive and are already being downloaded. Further, with the addition of Betty Lloyd to the proofreading portion of this project, MHM gained an efficient, enthusiastic, and very helpful volunteer who had a vested interest in its success. MHM's maritime background and ability to decipher the nautical terms in the log books were augmented by Betty's ability to pick up little mistakes, typos and the like, that required attention in order to produce the final transcribed log books