Good Samaritans honored by Seattle Fire

The boaters who rescued a fisherman off Shilshole last month have been honored by Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scroggins with a letter of recognition. Christa and Leo Ribas not only pulled the man out of the Sound after his 35-foot fishing boat sank, but they provided him with dry socks, dry shoes and money for […]

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‘Deadliest Catch’ fans flood CatchCon

My Ballard reader Rob Senita attended Saturday’s sold-out Deadliest Catch fan convention in Seattle featuring Ballard’s most famous fishermen. Rob filed this report from “CatchCon” below…

One of the hottest tickets in town today was not the Mariners or Sounders, but CatchCon. Discovery Channel put on the first-ever Deadliest Catch Convention today at Pier 66. Tickets were limited to the first 500 people who signed up on Discovery Channel’s Web site.

The doors opened at noon, and ticket holders were ushered into the convention center where they could test their skill in the “Deadliest Sort” — a game where you had 30 seconds to sort through plastic crabs according to the gender.

The Wizard and Northwestern boats were on hand for tours throughout day. You were able to climb aboard these mighty vessels and take photos with some of the crew and of the boat itself…

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