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.
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.