I didn't know Ken passed away until a few moments ago when I discovered it by accident online. Ken was a consultant for my company Maritime Productions when we first met at the Provincetown Museum in 1993. He sent me materials for my shows for many years and was my go to guy for his expertise on Pirates and Maritime history. We were covering pirates in our shows long before Johnny Depp came along! I always considered Ken a very special person and an important source for quality research. I also adored him and his eccentricities. He was very much an individual and a person that stands out as the only self-proclaimed piratologist that truly was authentic and a sweet man. I felt honored that he liked me enough to share his research and be an important part of my company Maritime Productions. I am sad that he is gone but he exemplifies why we need to follow our passion and create our own realities. He certainly did and I was lucky to have crossed paths with him in this life.