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This week we’re highlighting models of ships. The staff pick of the day is: F/V Andrea Gail
created by mmbace on 2013.03.14
“The aren’t many LEGO sets that allow one to identify with an episode of modern history like this. The Andrea Gail would be a gem in any shipbuilder’s collection.”
“She’s comin’ on, boys, and she’s comin’ on strong.”
– Last radio transmission from Capt. Frank “Billy” Tyne of the Andrea Gail.
If you have seen the movie The Perfect Storm (or read the book on which it was based), then you should be well acquainted with the history of the Andrea Gail. If not, I’ll give you a little background:
The Andrea Gail was a longline fishing vessel built in 1979. She was homeported in Marblehead, Massachusetts, but usually sailed from Gloucester. On or around October 28, 1991, the Andrea Gail was caught in one of the worst storms to ever hit the North Atlantic, the so-called “Perfect Storm” of 1991. The Andrea Gail radioed her last position at around 6:00 PM on October 28, and then went silent.
Although the US and Canadian Coast Guards mounted a vigorous effort to rescue the crew of the Andrea Gail, searching almost 200,000 square nautical miles, the only items ever recovered were an EPIRB unit (a rescue beacon), several 55-gallon drums, and a few random pieces of flotsam.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE