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The Perfect Storm Setting & Symbolism

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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 Ray Leonard. On board the night of the hurricane were Linda Stimpson and Sue Bylander. The Satori crew left a "May Day" signal and was rescued in time by the Coast Guard.

The Eishin Maru

The Eishin Maru is a large Japanese longliner that was fishing in the Atlantic and got caught in Hurricane Grace.

The Contship Holland

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