69, passed away on July 30, 1968, in Dorset, Vermont. He retired
December 1, 1958, after more than 35 years active service
with the Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Captain Finnegan joined the Survey as a deck officer after
graduating from Clarkson College of Technology in 1921. He
served for over 14 years aboard seven different ships and
commanded the LESTER JONES and the PIONEER. He was Chief of
the Nautical Chart Branch during most of World War II, and
Chief of the Division of Tides and Currents from 1950 through
1956. He was coauthor of Special Publication 162--Tides and
Currents in Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries. Captain Finnegan
was New York District Officer in 1957-1958. He was buried
at Maple Hill Cemetery, Dorset, Vermont.
Survivors include Mrs. Finnegan; two sons, John L. and Thomas
W., and a daughter, Margaret E.
ESSA Corps Bulletin, 8/1/1968