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The Perfect Storm Setting & Symbolism

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The Andrea Gail

One of two ships owned by Bob Brown, the Andrea Gail was lost during a terrible storm in 1980, the subject of the book. Built in 1978, this boat was used for sword fishing and was 72 feet long with 365 horsepower. It was a relatively new boat and considered very strong and seaworthy.

Gloucester, Massachusetts

A fishing town dating back to the 1600's, Gloucester lies between Portsmouth, Maine, and Boston, Massachusetts, along the Atlantic coast. It is a center for sword fishing and has been since Colonial times.

The Hannah Bolen

This is a longliner owned by Linda Greenlaw, who used it to catch some of the largest loads of fish in Gloucester history. This boat supplied the Andrea Gail with fuel on its ill-fated trip and was in the waters when the hurricane struck.

The Satori

The Satori is a large schooner owned by...

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