05 April 2012

The Key to Catching Large Striped Bass

”I followed him out to a station wagon that had slime and water leaking out from the tailgate, where a 40-plus pound striped bass was lying that he’d just caught from the Shetucket River. Catching big stripers was something he and his family of fishermen had been doing for many years.”

Bob Sampson in NorwichBulletin.com

Connecticut Lobsterman, 98, Publishes His Story

”James Arruda Henry had plenty to be proud of as a lobster boat captain who managed to build his own house and raise a family. But he kept a secret into his 90s, one that forced him to bluff his way through life by day and brought tears at night.

”Henry was illiterate. He couldn’t even read restaurant menus….

”Now he’s 98, and his self-published collection of autobiographical essays is being read in elementary schools. In A Fisherman’s Language details his barefoot beginnings in Portugal, life in a tenement in Rhode Island, boxing as a young man, and his adventures at sea.”

The Washington Post

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