MontecitoMag.com 33 Compass isa licensed realestatebroker (01991628) in theStateofCaliforniaandabidesbyEqualHousingOpportunity laws .Allmaterialpresentedherein is intended for informationalpurposesonly. Information iscompiled from sourcesdeemed reliablebut is subject toerrors,omissions,changes inprice,condition, sale,o rwithdrawwithoutnotice. To reach theCompassmainofficecall805.253.7700 Where the quality is more important than the quantity. TimDahl 805.886.2211 firstname.lastname@example.org timdahl.com DRE 00894534 Mobile App Tim Dahl Real Estate Free access to all MLS listings 32 Years of Experience drier climate of Southern California. Charlie and his older sons set up shop as boatbuilders on Stearns Wharf. Paul was still in school, but he spent many hours in the boatyard learning the trade. He also acquired the nickname Sugar, and it stuck. After graduating from Santa Barbara High School in 1941, Sugar joined the family business. He and his brothers Vic and Lloyd helped Charlie build the 45-foot long-range tuna boat Linda , which Lloyd took to sea to fish albacore. Th family’s next project, the 50-foot Angelina , was supposed to be Sugar’s boat. But the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor forced a change of plans. With the nation now at war, Sugar and his high-school sweetheart, Lucy Smith, decided not to wait to get married. “We knew he’d have to go eventually, so in 1942 we eloped to Las Vegas,” Lucy said in a Maritime Museum video interview. In 1943, Sugar shipped out to the Pacific Theater with the Navy, which assigned him to repair landing craft. Meanwhile, his father and brothers finished Angelina— but not, as it turned out, for Sugar. When he came home from the war in 1945, Lucy put her foot down. She wanted him at home with her, not off at sea chasing tuna for weeks at a time. “He’d been gone so long that I just couldn’t handle it,” she said on the video. Above – Sweethearts since high school, Sugar and Lucy Lindwall celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1992. Left, above – Sugar Lindwall and his father, Charlie, completed the 65-foot Vaquero II (nicknamed Noah’s Ark II ) in 1959, said to be the largest wooden boat ever built in Santa Barbara. Left, below – The custom-built, exquisitely detailed Vaquero II shuttled cattle between Port Hueneme, Santa Barbara Harbor and the Vail & Vickers ranch on Santa Rosa Island for more than 40 years. The west coast’s only cattle ferry had sufficient deck space to hold enough cattle to fill two railroad cars. COURTESY LINDWALL FAMILY.