Allen L. Jorgensen

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Please note that this bio was last published in the 1979 or 1980 City Calendar
It may be seriously out of date, and appreciates any contribution to update it.

Allen L. Jorgensen

Allen L. Jorgensen
Nationality American
Home town Englewood, NJ
Known for Mariner, Trees
Children Peter, Eric

Allen L. Jorgensen - As of 1980 was both a master mariner and a certified tree expert. He was captain of the Research Vessel, Robert D. Conrad, for the Lamont-Doherty Oceanographic Observatory at Palisades, N.J. He founded the Garden State Tree Service, and for many years operated as a tree surgeon with that service, before going back to sea. A former Northvale Councilman, Mr. Jorgensen has also worked as an extra in movies, and as a lumberjack and sheepherder. He served on merchant freighters during World War II, surviving the sinking of a convoy carrying supplies to Murmansk, Russia, in 1942. Mr. Jorgensen and his wife returned to the U.S. ca 1980, after a six year stay in New Zealand, sailing on a fifty-eightfoot wooden ketch manned by their sons, Peter and Eric. They disembarked at San Diego, California, after a voyage which included stops at Pango Pango and Honolulu. [1]


  1. Staff Writer. "1979 City of Englewood Calendar". Calendar. City of Englewood.