‘This is it’: Cordova fishermen tell harrowing tales of trip home in waves whipped by unseasonable storm

Bill Markowitz has been commercial fishing for over 30 years. But he figured his time was up Thursday when a giant wave caught his 27-foot gillnet boat as he tried to cross the bar at Egg Island Channel near Cordova. “A breaker caught me, flipped me around sideways, and rolled my boat up on its side I’d say at least 45 degrees,” Markowitz said by phone Friday. “It flipped me around … almost 180 degrees. When I went sideways, I thought, ‘This is it.’” >click to read<22:41

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