Perfect Storm Foundation, based in Gloucester, Massachusetts, is a non-profit,
charitable organization. Inspired by the fishermen he met, the author
of the book, Sebastian Junger, established The Perfect Storm Foundation.
Junger wants the children of fishermen to benefit from the kinds of opportunities
he experienced growing up, that made it possible for him to write The Perfect
Storm. The foundation will provide cultural and educational grants to children,
nationally, whose parents make their living in the commercial fishing industry...
out their actual Picture of the Andrea Gail!
TO THE SEA IN SHIPS
Andrea Gail sailed from this historic seaport... Visit this site
to learn more about the city, it's rich fishing past, a glossary on Seaman's
terms, and lots about all the ships which have been lost at sea since the
early 1800's to modern times. Lots of interesting pages, stories,
pictures & links...
must see site...
It was "A WAY OF LIFE"
page is dedicated to Atlantic Canada fishermen and mariners lost at sea,
their families and survivors. And to all those from the US East Coast and
other countries who were also lost at sea. References to Nova Scotia,
Newfoundland, Gloucester, Sable Island & the Grand Banks.
Sister site to DOWN
TO THE SEA IN SHIPS.
Ann is comprised of the communities of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and
Manchester-by-the-Sea. You will find lots of local flavor and information
on these MA fishing towns...
the book of the same name from Joseph E. Garland... "...as we observe
the passage of 375 years since Gloucester's settlement in 1623 by a ragtag
crew of fishermen from Dorchester, England, we face the onrushing pace
of the millenial urgency that grips the globe. But I decline to be stampeded.
Strolls and rambles are in shorter supply and more demand than ever. óJoe
those same people who make fishsticks have a web-site from their homeport
of Gloucester. Nice site with Seafaring Tales, the story of the Company's
origins, Cookbook & Catch of the day Recipes, Merchandise & a thorough
Fish Glossary to list a few of their highlights...
GORTON fisherman looks alot like the Gloucester Fisherman statue &
monument.. Coincidence....I don't think so...)
Last Great Fishing:
Aquanet on Block Island, an article on how Swordfishing WAS and won't ever
be again. Descriptions of how commercial fishermen used to hunt swordfish
Fred Bodin displays and sells prints from his collection of over 9,000
glass and film negatives. Fred hand prints, sepia tones, and frames each
photograph himself, using archival museum quality materials. Subjects include
beaches, hotels, landscapes, people, and the famous sailing schooners of
New England. ...
Pond Ice Company is a full service ice manufacturer located on the waterfront
in Gloucester. Their "Cape Pond Ice - The Coolest Guys Around"
shirts are quoted in the "The Perfect Storm" by Sebastian Junger and for
sale online on their site.
Nagy of Artsea Photographics has been a commercial fisherman most of his
adult life. With an avid interest in photography he has compiled
a gallery of images while at sea or around the surrounding waterways including
a one of the kind shot of the F/V Andrea Gail herself.
Picture of the Andrea Gail at sea!
drinks, lunch and accomodations on the working Gloucester waterfront for
over 25 years and where the crew of the F/V AG spent most of their shore
leave. Room rates, info, online merchandise and a picture galllery.
one of a kind pictures and text from the storm. View real pictures
from the rescue of the sailing vessel Satori in heavy seas, CG views along
with pictures and info of the CG Cutter Tamaroa and the part she played.
For the official word, check out the Coast Guard's Marine Casualty Reports
on the Fishing Vessel Andrea Gail.
Discovery Channel has put online a version of it's related on-air show
about "The Storm".
National Climatic Data Center put up a page concerning the details of the
Forecaster WFO Taunton - Walter Drag, recalls and lists various information
on the storm and it's weather related components and statistics.
Loop of the Storm and chartered/calculated wave-heights and directions
MPC played an important part in forecasting "The Perfect Storm".
Questions and Answers about the MPC and marine weather forecasting.
MPC Operations Center, Position of the Andrea Gail at the last known radio
contact the evening of October 28, 1991. Fishing vessel in heavy seas,
info on Rogue waves...
Storm fansite! A comprehensive site including actual images and info
on the storm of 91 along with stories and information on the movie.
Info on the movie, cast, book, trailer downloads, discussion board and
behind the scene information.
scoop on the movie starring George Clooney. Neat site for movies
in the making.
information & notes...
like the Andrea Gail are coming under increasing pressure and criticism
given their method of fishing and large amount of 'by-catch'. There
is currently a Swordfish Boycott going on, and this page will provides
insight into that debate...