By Vaughn Sherman
Published: September 6, 2013.
J. Holger Christensen loved the sea, plain and simple. He learned about life at sea at an early age from the best of teachers—his father. From the early days of crewing on his father’s workboats, rising from sailor to master of old cargo ships and finally World War II Liberty Ships, Holger sailed the world, including the infamous waters of the Bering Sea and the Orient.