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Famed fishing captain headliner at Gloucester memorial event

August 27, 2016

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A fishing boat captain made famous in the book and movie “The Perfect Storm” is the guest speaker this weekend at the 20th annual Fisherman’s Memorial Service in Gloucester.

Saturday’s event pays homage to the city’s fishermen lost at sea.

Guest speaker Linda Greenlaw was captain of the swordfishing vessel Hannah Bowden and the last person to speak with its sister ship Andrea Gail, lost at sea with all six hands in the 1991 storm.

Greenlaw was portrayed in the 2000 movie by actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

The Gloucester Daily Times (http://bit.ly/2blC5oD ) reports that the service is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. with a procession from American Legion Square to the iconic “Man at the Wheel” statue. There, families of the lost fishermen will cast fresh flowers into the sea.

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