Into the Storm

S1, E1: Into the Storm

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S1 E1: It's January in New England, one of the best times to fish the North Atlantic. It's also the prime time for Nor'easters - powerful hurricane-like storms that can create hurricane force winds and waves that top 40 feet. Two trawlers, the Apollo, captained by Shawn Machie, and the Triunfo, captained by John Oliviera, head out from New Bedford, Massachusetts to the rough, but highly profitable, waters of Georges Bank. They are joined by the Portland-based Harmony, captained by Haddock King Dave Haggerty and the Gloucester-based Lily Jean with Gus San Filippo at the helm. It's a race for who can come back to market first with the biggest and most lucrative haul of fish, but the year's first Nor'easter could wreak havoc. All the captains have a strategy for fighting the storm but only a couple boats will make it back to port this trip.