For over 150 years, the New England ports of Gloucester, New Bedford and Portland have been beacons in America’s commercial fishing history. From whaling to ground fishing for cod, haddock and redfish off of New Foundland’s Grand Banks, the men who sailed from these ports embodied a
rich tradition of life at sea with a fearless spirit of adventure. Today, the fishermen that venture into the North Atlantic compete to reel in the biggest catches and largest paychecks, as they struggle to keep their towns and traditions alive. Their dangerous,
unpredictable work can yield riches – or disaster. Nor’easter Men follows the lives of three rival New England crews. From deep sea to home ports, Nor’easter Men brave storms, cold and exhaustion, as they race to bring their catch to market and mark their place in history.