WHITE STAR III, Barnegat Light, NJ – 1980
East Bay Boat Works built the "WHITE STAR III" in 1978 at Harkers Island, North Carolina for Captain Ray Ettel, who operated her from Barnegat Light, NJ. In 1987, Captain Ettel sold the "WHITE STAR III" and she became Captain Ray Burke's "OPTIMIST STAR" from Belmar, NJ.
Later sold and relocated to the west coast, she sailed as the "MAGNUM FORCE" from Monterey, CA. She is presently sailing as the whale watcher "PACIFIC EXPLORER" from Monterey, CA.