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The Perfect Storm - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Albert Johnston aboard the Mary T recalled the night of October 28th. He said once he knew the weather forecast, he headed for colder waters because cold water is denser and therefore the waves may not be as high. Albert recalled that he personally saw only fifty-foot waves, not hundred feet as predicted. The Mary T crew synched the boat with the RPMs of the waves and rode it out.

About a hundred miles west of this boat, however, the waves were a hundred feet high- the largest waves ever recorded on the Scotian Shelf, and among the highest ever measured anywhere at any time. Not much is known about how such big waves really work. Scientists know that waves start off on the surface of the water as rough spots and die when the wind stops. However, there are waves that are not dependent on wind...

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