Tour the Northwestern and eat with the crew

The Nordic Heritage Museum is offering a unique opportunity for fans of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” tv show.

On May 22nd, fans can attend a private tour of the F/V Northwestern and eat an alder-smoked seafood BBQ featuring Alaskan King Crab with the crew at the docks of Pacific Fishermen Shipyard in Ballard. “This will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to share the catch with the crew of the iconic vessel that has captured the imagination of the entire world,” said Nordic Heritage Museum CEO Eric Nelson.

A little about the Northwestern provided by the Nordic Heritage Museum:

The Northwestern was built in Seattle in 1977 and was originally owned by Sig’s father, Norwegian fisherman Sverre Hansen. All three of his sons followed the family tradition of fishing. Sig Hansen, the eldest, took over as captain of the Northwestern full time in 1990. Under his leadership, the Northwestern boasts an astounding record of never having suffered a death at sea. The Hansens are active members of Ballard’s Norwegian community and longtime supporters of the NordicHeritageMuseum.

The event is a fundraiser for the Nordic Heritage Museum. The cost for the tour and barbecue is $100 per person, kids under 12 are free. For reservations, call 206-789-5707 ext. 10 or rsvp@nordicmuseum.org.


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Kim Il-sung
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Kim Il-sung

Aren’t people tired of this show yet? I mean, one or two episodes are fine, but how long can you drag out a bunch of chain-smoking fisherman’s lives?

Born
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Born

Guess it is still running cause you are were too busy doing great things?

MomCares
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MomCares

It’s very cool that the Hansen’s are hosting this fundraiser for the Museum. They seem like fantastic community members, and I’m proud to call them neighbors!!

Snoopy
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Snoopy

do we get to smoke cigs with sig? and will he yell at us and spit on our faces?

msballard30
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msballard30

Even if you don’t watch the show, our Alaskan fishing fleet specifically, and the maritime industry generally, have played a central role in Ballard’s local heritage, history and economy. I’d think folks would think this was interesting even if they’d never tuned in to the series. Not to mention the fact that many of these guys grew up and around Ballard so there’s a natural local connection. I think the fundraiser is a really interesting and unique way to raise money for the NHM and it sounds like fun. Kudos to them!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You can boil any show down to a nihilistic one liner, but that’s not what makes the show interesting. Deadliest Catch has managed to pull story lines and build tension in just about every episode. I don’t really watch reality TV much, but I have seen their show and see how it works. Good for them if they can keep an audience entertained without demeaning real work. I’d rather see some people making an honest living fishing get the limelight than another bunch of rich kids who’ve never done anything of worth.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You can boil any show down to a nihilistic one liner, but that’s not what makes the show interesting. Deadliest Catch has managed to pull story lines and build tension in just about every episode. I don’t really watch reality TV much, but I have seen their show and see how it works. Good for them if they can keep an audience entertained without demeaning real work. I’d rather see some people making an honest living fishing get the limelight than another bunch of rich kids who’ve never done anything of worth.

Lori Lawson
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These guys are great and always treat their fans well in their public appearances. If I was in WA on the 22nd, I’d be there!

LeonardLi
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LeonardLi

Yeah like she doesn’t have ANY bad habits of her own?  :P 

guest
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guest

BLAH BLAH BLAH – Why don’t you start watching to find out!   

Crosbytrucker
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Crosbytrucker

Well sig, much as I would love to attend,i cant afford it right now, but if ya find yourselves in need of an extra cook for the event, ive got some excellent seafood recipes, give me a holler,..and stay safe out there!

Gaarrryyyy
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Gaarrryyyy

best show ever! t.v is getting worse without the likes of these programmes keep it going lads

dawn
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dawn

Why would they jinx them by making the “astounding” comment! That is so stupid! Sorry, if you don’t believe, but it is true-as a nurse, I’ve learned the worst thing that you can go is to make a comment like that-like when someone says “Wow, it’s really quiet here tonight!”-best way ever to ensure a code or a bunch of admissions at change of shift…