For 91 years, James Henry, a lifelong fisherman, did not know how to read and write and carried the shame of not being able to order from a menu. It had been his life’s ambition to read. Now 98, the Connecticut captain has achieved that, and more, penning a memoir of short stories about his life at sea.
After nearly a year of tutoring, the captain from Mystic began writing stories by hand on a yellow legal pad. From those short stories, the memoir “A Fisherman’s Language” was born.
Check out Captain James Arruda Henry’s inspiring website @ Fishermanslanguage.com.