On Saturday July 23, Chatham native and career commercial fisherman Robert Ryder, better known as Captain Bob Ryder, met the public and signed copies of his memoir Voyages From Chatham from 12:30 until 2:30 PM at the CMMC Education Center.
In Voyages From Chatham, Capt. Ryder escorts us through a life lived on the water as a child, a teenager, a husband and father. He shares it all: successes, failures, the bitter, the sweet and the lessons learned along the way. From Chatham to Nova Scotia to the Panama Canal, to California and back again, Ryder encountered sharks, fire, sinkings and hypothermia, as well as record catches, pet-able whales, moonlight miraclesand a solar eclipse. Through it all one constant prevailed: the incredible camaraderie shared by men who give their lives, and their hearts, to the sea.