Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Sebastian Junger. Sebastian Junger has written for numerous magazines, including "Men's Journal," "New York Times Magazine," "Outside," and "Vanity Fair".
6. All six crew members perished. Captain Billy Tyne, Bobby Shatford,
Dale Murphy, Alfred Pierre, David Sullivan, and Michael Moran were the only Gloucester "longliners" lost at sea in 1991.
Linda Greenlaw. Linda was the first woman to ever skipper a sword boat. Linda wrote "The Hungry Ocean", a book detailing her life at sea. Linda tried to warn Billy Tyne about the coming storm, but it is believed that the skipper and his crew decided to ride it out.
Longliners. They are called longliners because the fishing lines they cast out can be up to 40 miles long. Swordfishing is long, tiring work.
Nobody knows. Since there were no survivors and no distress calls, nobody knows for sure what happened to the Andrea Gail. There are theories, but those theories are impossible to verify.
"She's comin' on boys, and she's comin' on strong".. This was the last radio contact heard from the Andrea Gail's crew. The transmission was a storm warning to the rest of the longliners fishing in the vicinity.
|It is rumored that the Andrea Gail may have been heading for a secondary destination after poor results at the first destination. What was this supposed destination? ||Shipwreck - The Andrea Gail
Flemish Cap. This is depicted in the movie. After poor results on the Grand Banks, the crew votes to sail for the Flemish Cap. This cannot be denied or confirmed, and it was one of the many questions that will remain unanswered.
Grand Banks. The Grand Banks are located southeast of Newfoundland. Not far away is Sable Island - the "Graveyard of the Atlantic".
Billy Tyne. It is rumored that Billy felt pressured by boat owner Bob Brown to go out one final time due to a streak of recent bad luck. Previous trips had not produced good catches, and Billy felt the pressure to land a big catch prior to the end of the fishing season.
Marblehead, Massachusetts. Gloucester is the fishing capital of the East Coast, and the Andrea Gail would fish out of and unload catches there. However, the Andrea Gail was homeported in Marblehead, where owner Bob Brown used to live.