Linda Greenlaw

Thirty years ago today, November 1, 1991, off the New England coast the six-man crew of the sword fishing boat the Andrea Gail were fighting, and losing, their battle with what has come to be known as The Perfect Storm.

A close friend of those six was fellow swordfishing boat captain Linda Greenlaw.

If you’ve seen the 2000 movie The Perfect Storm, Greenlaw was played by actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

Greenlaw eventually wrote three books of her own, including a 2004 called All Fishermen Are Liars.

So here now, from 2004, Linda Greenlaw.

Linda Greenlaw will be 61 next month. She is still a sword-fishing boat captain, and lives in Maine.

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