Captain Sig Hansen, one of the captains on the popular Discovery show The Deadliest Catch has written his memoir, “North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters,” which is set to be released this week.
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As a Ballard native, Hansen spoke candidly to our news partner the Seattle Times about changes to our neighborhood. “You won’t hear Norwegian spoken on the streets of Ballard anymore,” he tells the Times. “It’s become one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Seattle.” The Times writes that he thinks the Sunday Farmers Market is “frequented by sandal-wearing recyclers … storefronts that once sold hardware and ship supplies are now boutiques … It’s not clear to me what they sell.” Although fame isn’t always all that glamorous, he has welcomed the opportunity to bring international attention to the fishing industry. He’s also been able to take a young cancer patient out for a day of crab-fishing on the famous Northwestern through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You can read more about his memoir in this piece by Jack Broom.