Everything you need to understand or teach The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger.
In September 1991, five fishermen and their captain boarded the Andrea Gail, a longliner boat used for sword fishing. Their plan was to head to the Grand Banks off the shores of New England from their fishing town of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Each fisherman expected to earn up to five thousand dollars, depending upon how many fish they caught.
Bobby Shatford and Albert Pierre are the only two fishermen with sweethearts. They spend the days before the voyage in long good-byes. The others are mostly loners who drink their farewells with fellow fishermen at a local bar called, "The Crow's Nest." At the last minute, two of the men decide not to go on the Andrea Gail - they each have a bad premonition about the voyage.
During the first three weeks, the fishing is yielding little for their efforts even though the crew is putting in twenty-hour workdays. Billy Tyne,... View more of the The Perfect Storm Summary
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