OPPLE, Kenneth

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OPPLE, Kenneth (1915-1987), third captain of the Vaquero II for Vail & Vickers from 1968 until 1984. Opple was noted for his remarkable sense of responsibility regarding the boat. Often times if the wind would change in the middle of the night, Opple would awaken in his Santa Barbara home and drive to the harbor to check to make sure the boat was tight on her mooring.