Henry O. Fortin,
NOAA who retired in 1958, died May 8, 1979. Captain Fortin,
from Bellevue, Washington, received his degree in Civil Engineering
from Montana State College in 1925. He joined the U.S. Coast
and Geodetic Survey as a Deck Officer July 26, 1926. His widely
diversified 34 years in the Coast and Geodetic Survey included
duty aboard eight survey vessels, serving as commanding officer
of the LESTER JONES, the BOWEN, and the GILBERT. His career
included various field party assignments which took him to
different sections of the United States. Captain Fortin was
serving as supervisor of the Pacific District Office in Hawaii
at the time of his retirement.
Captain Fortin is survived by his wife Teresa, of Bellevue,
Washington, a son Bruce of Sausalita, California, and a daughter
Antoinette, of Tulluride, Colorado.
NOAA Corps Bulletin, 6/1/1979