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Vote for The Andrea Gail Lego Set

This is a site where you can create your own Lego set, and if it reaches 10,000 votes the Lego review board will decide to make it a official set or not,

This week we’re highlighting models of ships. The staff pick of the day is: F/V Andrea Gail
http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/37260

VOTE HERE

I’d Buy one and I’m cheap.

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“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

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Remembering the Perfect Storm Pictures From David Sullivan’s Sister Cathy and Gloucester Til the End

Earl and Arch Perform the Official Song Of GoodMorningGloucester- Gloucester Til The End Video from Mike Lindberg-

Terry Weber’s friend Cathy Sullivan Mustone of Gloucester would like to share photos of her brother David Sullivan, who was lost at sea in the "Perfect Storm" and a few pics from the movie experience. It’s been twenty years! Ironically, we are due to have a Nor’easter this weekend. Thank you to Cathy for sharing.

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Perhaps the GMG readers would like to send in some photos of what they experienced during the Halloween-Unnamed-Perfect Storm twenty years ago or share some memories.

Marooned on – Eastern Point Island

Eastern Point Light, Perfect Storm, 1991 ©George B. Lenart
On October 31st, 1991, diesel mechanic and photo enthusiast George B. Lenart was caught in a historic storm on Cape Ann’s granite coast. He drove his big Mogul Motors truck out to the end of Eastern Point for a job with the Eastern Point Yacht Club. What George walked into was a hurricane strength tempest with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and gusts up to 98 miles per hour (hurricane devastation occurs at 73+ mph). Unexpectedly, George Lenart was marooned by rising water and monstrous waves. He grabbed his camera  and captured this incredible scene from the 3rd floor of the Eastern Point Yacht Club. It shows Eastern Point Light and Dog Bar Breakwater, which guard the entrance to Gloucester Harbor. Waves built to 70 feet, one of which swept right through Mother Ann Cottage, seen on the left, and completely destroyed a house high atop Sherman Point by Good Harbor Beach. George’s only option was to camp out overnight at the yacht club.
I didn’t photograph the Halloween Storm. I was busy helping a Bearskin Neck artist move his paintings to safety, aided a neighbor on Rocky Neck save what she could after storm surge took most of her personal belongings out to sea, and salvaged the 150 framed photos that were damaged in my gallery on Tuna Wharf. The phrase perfect storm has become part of the English language, being synonymous with “worst-case scenario.”
Photographed on 35mm color negative film by George B. Lenart. Scanned and printed digitally. Image #GBL-001c
And yes, we do sell this photograph in the gallery. Thank you George.
Fred
Fredrik D. Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

 

The Weather Channel Will Be Here On Friday

I’ve been speaking with the field producer from The Weather Channel.  They will be coming to town on Friday to do a bunch of segments to promote their upcoming Friday night movie series which they will be kicking off with The Perfect Storm.

Jim Cantore will be in the hizzy and I guess we will be taping on the hour segments from 6am to 10am.

Jim Cantore

For the Gloucester Daily Times Perfect Storm Page click this text