I just learned of Kens passing from the Loras College Magazine. Ken and I were classmates at Loras and worked together in the summer of 1975. He was a man of wit and humor and often made me laugh. I shall not forget that summer and his friendship. Rest in peace my friend.
I used to see Ken come into the Eastham Transfer Station all the time. He drove an old van and always had a pipe and he threw away strange boxes from magicians supply companies. I never said more than hello to him, as I did with countless others, but he was one of the "characters" I'd come to expect every week. It was only after reading his obituary that I found out just who this man really was. With my fascination with all things sail, pirate, and history, there would have been so much I would have loved to talk to him about. If I had only asked. I never really knew him, but Ken will always remind me never to to think twice about striking up conversation. You may be very surprised at who you meet.
Ken was a gracious colleague and a good scholar. My condolences to his family and friends
My family had the pleasure of meeting Ken last summer over several weekends at the Wydah docks. My kids loved hearing Ken talk about the history of pirates. Very nice person and we are sorry for your loss.
I absolutely LOVED Ken's dry wit, and I much appreciated his depth of knowledge as a maritime historian in the two years we worked together for our film QUEST FOR CAPTAIN KIDD. Ken was the real deal.