WHITE STAR III, Barnegat Light, NJ – 1982
Captain Ray Ettel's "WHITE STAR III" on a diving charter off the New Jersey coast circa 1982. Yes, that's Captain Ray on the top deck keeping a watchful eye on the goings on. Built in 1978 at East Bay Boat Works, Harkers Island, NC, the "WHITE STAR III" sailed from Barnegat Light, NJ and later sailed as Captain Ray Burke's "OPTIMIST STAR", from Belmar, NJ. Like many other vessels built by the Gillikin family during this era, she is proudly displaying her fine mahogany woodwork. She now sails as the "MAGNUM FORCE" from Monterey, CA. Photo courtesy of Captain Ray Ettel.