Meet the real Captain Keel.

Captain Keel in Jasper 2, ‘Secrets of the Petroglyph’ is modelled on the real-life Captain Ralph Hull (and his orange suspenders) of Sooke B.C. Back in 2008, Ralph very kindly invited Kay and I on board his gorgeous boat…(oops, I mean SHIP!)… the Rolano, so I could take a bunch of photos to use as reference. If ships could talk imagine the stories this old Norwegian ship could tell! Captain Ralph has a few good stories too!                Click on the images to enlarge

Captain Keel panelRalph on deckThe RolanoMighty Rolano

Rolano Ref 2

Rolano Ref 3