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A guide to the Captain A.H. Sorensen papers, 1924-1981
HDC0037 (SAFR 17608)  
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Description
The Captain A.H. Sorensen papers (SAFR 17608, HDC 37) is comprised of correspondence, letters of reference, newsclippings and other papers regarding the Captain's career from 1924 to 1938. The collection is processed and is open for use.
Background
Captain A.H. Sorensen was born in Denmark and began his seafaring career at age 6. He appeared in San Francisco around 1890 and worked from local ports for the remainder of his life until 1938. Employment on various vessels include the QUEEN (schooner), the IDA SNOW (schooner), the SNOW & BURGESS (built 1878; schooner, 5m), and the CALIFORNIA (built 1911; steam schooner), owned by the California Whaling Company, San Francisco, California. He drowned in the Alameda Estuary in 1938 where his body was found floating at the foot of Ninth Avenue. It is believed he lost his footing and fell into the water while boarding the BARBARA C. (schooner). He was employed as a night watchman on the lumber schooner BARBARA C. at the time.
Extent
.3 linear feet
Restrictions
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Availability
This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.