WHITE STAR III, Barnegat Light, New Jersey – 1985
Captain Ray Ettel's "WHITE STAR III" at her berth at Barnegat Light, New Jersey circa 1985. Built in 1978 by East Bay Boat Works at Harkers Island, NC and like many other vessels built by the Gillikin family during this era, she is proudly displaying her fine mahogany woodwork. In 1989, she was sold to Captain Ray Burke and became his "OPTIMIST STAR" from Belmar, NJ. After that, she sailed as the MAGNUM FORCE from Monterey CA, and then as the PACIFIC EXPLORER from Monterey CA. The boat presently sails as the whale watcher SEA GODDESS from Monterey, CA.