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Swords: Life on the Line 2009

  • Ended
  • Discovery
  • 2009-08-10T20:00:00-04:00
  • 60 mins
  • 19 hours, 38 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, Special Interest

For the fisherman of New England, braving the frigid, unpredictable waters of the North Atlantic is a tradition that has been in their families for generations. It is an unforgiving environment, where forty-five-foot vessels contend with fifty-foot waves and gale-force winds, where one fish can earn you $50,000, and one mistake can cost you your life.

From the producers of "The Deadliest Catch" and "Ice Road Truckers", Swords takes us out to sea in pursuit of massive blue-fin tuna and the elusive swordfish, with the fathers, sons, old salts and greenhorns for whom the ocean is more than just where they make a living: it's a way of life.

3 seasons

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