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Captain 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

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