Henry McCarthy was born in 1927 in Mt. Vernon, New York. After graduating from high school at the end of WWII, Henry moved from one job to another - a stint in the Coast Guard, commercial shrimp fishing, and time spent working as a carpenter - which eventually brought him to Florida where he discovered his love for boat-building. Henry recently talked with one of his canoe-building students, friend Dorsay Fischer, at his home in Sarasota. Henry detailed some of the events that led to his passion for hand-built canoes, and how the hobby-turned-occupation has helped him overcome some of his darker days.
Music Credits: At Last We Meet Again, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Three Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest, Warner Bros.
USF is continuing its relationship with the prestigious UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education by sending a group of students to the Netherlands, while at the same time welcoming a group of the institute's students to the Bay area. This week's University Beat takes a closer look at this exchange program and how it will help address the world's water issues.
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USF International Research Experience for Students Program