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The Perfect Storm - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

This chapter is about what went on the other ships in the vicinity of the Andrea Gail. The passengers and crew on these ships managed to survive the storm, but not all the rescuers made it back home.

Albert Johnston is on the Mary T, when the winds become so strong that they take out the anemometer that is supposed to measure them. Johnston's goal is to stay in "heavy" cold waters and avoid the Gulf Stream.

Early in the morning of October 29th, Johnston is aware that Hurricane Grace is colliding with the cold front and then running into the Sable Island storm. When this happens, the gale winds are over a hundred miles per hour almost instantly. The two weather systems "function like huge gears that catch the storm between their teeth and extrude it westward." This only happens every hundred years or so. This...

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