Gilbert P. Sorenson ’53

Gilbert Peter Sorenson ’53 passed away on November 19, 2019 at his home on Long Island.  Gil, Maine Maritime’s “Brooklyn, New York Boy” loved the state of Maine.  Upon graduation, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as an officer during the Korean War.  He then became one of New York’s bravest as a New York City Fireboat Pilot.  He retired in 1979 from the New York Fire Department and then worked for the U.S. Coast Guard, Governors Island, New York on their ferryboats, transporting Coast Guard personnel to and from lower Manhattan.  In his leisure time, he enjoyed attending Maine’s Homecomings, watching football and traveling on cruise ships.