On March 19, in Santa Barbara, California, Orville Tyler Magoon passed away surrounded by his wife, Karen, and children. He was 87. Mr. Magoon was a native of Hawaii who was born July 18, 1928. His life was one dedicated to our planet and its coastal treasures and to the people who surrounded him.

Following his graduation from Punahou School class of 1946, Orville Magoon received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii in 1951 and an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University in 1952. After thirty years of experience in the field of coastal planning, design, construction, and rehabilitation of coastal structures, Mr. Magoon retired as Chief of the Coastal Engineering Branch of the Planning Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division, in July 1983. He continued to be active in coastal zone management and coastal engineering through lectures...

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