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Remembering "The Perfect Storm" of 1991

By By Samantha-Rae Tuthill, Staff Writer
November 03, 2012, 9:13:38 AM EDT

This Halloween marks the 21st anniversary of the “Perfect Storm,” also known as the Halloween Nor'easter of 1991. In 1997 a novel based on the storm was written, which was then made in to an Oscar-nominated movie in 2000. They told the tale of the six Gloucester, Mass., fishermen who died at sea when the storm’s massive waves (some of which reached 39 feet) capsized their boat. These pieces of pop culture have helped the notoriety of the storm, but what exactly was it that made the storm “perfect”?


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