Captain Buddy Ward is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated from The Citadel and holds a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina.
He worked for Charleston County for almost a decade in the juvenile justice system, then became a tugboat captain working in Charleston Harbor for over thirty years. He is the author of Tales of the Anna Karrue, a fiction novel about life aboard a tugboat. He has written for Power and Motor Yacht, Coastal Cruising, Latitudes and Attitudes, Southern Boating, as well as several other magazines, and for more than ten years was a staff writer for The Water Log, a local maritime journal.
Most recently, he and his wife cruised aboard Evening Star, their beautiful forty-one-foot Islander Freeport sailboat, covering twenty-two hundred miles in almost five years and working at jobs around the waterfront along the way.