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 firstname.lastname@example.org.