Richard "Jud" Henderson, an author and illustrator who turned his love of sailing, maritime subjects and the Chesapeake Bay into a series of books, died Feb. 18 of a ruptured appendix at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 91.
"I got to know Juddy primarily through his books, and we struck up a friendship," said Walter B. Mitchell, a Ruxton resident who spent summers on Gibson Island.
"As a yachtsman, he had an incredible ability to read the wind, take star sightings and reduce this to a line of positions. He did it the old-fashioned way, using a sextant. He didn't have GPS," said Mr. Mitchell.
"I believe his training...