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Old 02-25-2008, 12:30 PM
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Anyone know if the boat has been found??? It was in the movie The Perfect Storm. Very interesting stuff.
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As far as I know it hasn't been found and no one was really looking for it on the bottom. The area that she could be in is quite massive and would be insanely expensive project. It was a very interesting and also sad story
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Very sad. i wonder if anyone on this forum new Capt. Billy Tyne. Where exactly is the Flemish Cap???
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Where exactly is the Flemish Cap???
Make sure your tank is full.....

The Flemish Cap is an area of shallow waters in the north Atlantic Ocean centered roughly at 47° north, 45° west or about 350 miles (560 km) east of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The shallow water is caused by a wide underwater plateau covering an extended area of 12,000 square miles (42,000 kmē). Depths at the cape range from approximately 400 feet (122 m) to 2,300 feet (700 m).

The Flemish Cap is located within an area of transition between the cold waters of the Labrador Current and warmer waters influenced by the North Atlantic Current. The mixing of the warmer and colder waters over the plateau produces the characteristic clockwise circulation current over the cap.

The waters of the Flemish Cap are deeper and warmer than the Grand Banks. The 58,000-square-kilometre area may have served as an important refuge for marine species during the last ice age.[1] The waters of the Flemish Cap are noted as excellent fishing waters. Halibut, swordfish, shrimp, scallop and other marine species may be found in abundance there.

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Wow. Do many fish there or is it like a fabled fishing ground. I want to know what actually happened to the Andrea Gail and if they were really out at the Flemish Cap.
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Watch The Perfect Storm. Good flick.
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O I know. I love it anyone know any other good fishing movies???
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Forget the movie read the book.
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As far as I know the boat has never been found, they did find an EPIRB that was in the off position, a propane tank and a longline beacon that was positivly identified as belonging to the Andrea Gail. The items were found on Sable Island,about 180 miles ENE of their last known position where they began to encounter 30' seas and 50- 80 knot winds. The only time I get nervous when heading out to sea is in Gloucester, I wish I knew a different route to the ramp that did'nt go by the memorial to all the people that never made it back in.
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You from up in that area. I would be proud to sail those waters. Tons of brave men lost. What a shame. Are you familiar with the Crows Nest???
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A few more things about the Flemish cap This area has been fished by the largest factory trawlers and schooners for nearly 500 yrs since it was discovered There is so much life there now it is talked about by first timers and long timers alike During colonial times it was said that the fish were so thick they would stop the boat
This is out of site and mind of a rec boat but picture 100, 165' trawlers working an area like the grand banks for a month There would be next to nothing for at least a yr Now picture the same area being hammered for just 10 yrs it would be vacant for sure
That should give you an idea how productive the Flemish cap is because fisherman still say to this very day that they have never seen so much life and it gets every fishing country's factory trawlers every day they can be there and still has this kind of life there
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Man. So that explains why the Andrea Gail went there. What I dont get is why they didnt wait out the storm???
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Watch The Perfect Storm. Good flick.
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Forget the movie read the book.
I think you're both right. The movie was very good, but the book was great! Everybody who likes to fish offshore should read the book and/or watch the movie. You won't be disappointed.


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get out there and get some paydirt.
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Wasn't there a crew member who got on the boat, but then at the last minute had a bad feeling about it and bailed? Or was that the hollywood version?
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There was a guy who bailed because he found a job in Florida. Showed him ath the end of the movie.
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Lucky dude.
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O I know. I love it anyone know any other good fishing movies???
i'd suggest "The Old Man and The Sea"...the book is a classic and the movie's pretty good. Of course, there;s the ultimate "fishing " story..."Moby Dick".....
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I'm familiar with it but we always go to the Causeway after a day of fishing.
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