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 […]
We snapped some photos from the Ballard side of the water today of the fire damage aboard the Arctic Dawn, the crabbing vessel that burned in a three-alarm fire along the south side of the Ship Canal early this morning. Nearly 100 firefighters fought the blaze for over an hour. Seattle Fire says the damage […]
Update: Magnolia Voice has the story of Captain Phil Harris’ memorial. Earlier: One day before the second annual “CatchCon,” fans of the popular Discovery Channel show ‘Deadliest Catch’ have a chance to pay tribute to the late Captain Phil Harris. Harris, 53, died in February after suffering a stroke. The memorial will be held Friday […]
Star of the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch Captain Sig Hansen will be on King-TV’s new show New Day Northwest later this week. Hansen recently released his memoir “North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters.” Suzie at King-TV emailed us to let us know Hansen will be on the new show this coming […]
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. Photo courtesy: Discovery Channel As a Ballard native, Hansen spoke candidly to our news partner the Seattle Times […]
“Deadliest Catch” deckhand and son of the late Captain Phil Harris, Jake Harris was arrested by the State Patrol for investigation of DUI and hit-and-run, KIRO-TV reports. The State Patrol said they arrested Harris Thursday night on Mercer St., and investigators said a car matching the description had rear-ended another vehicle several hours earlier. KIRO-TV […]
Captain Phil Harris of the Discovery Channel TV show Deadliest Catch died last night, reports the cable channel. “Dad has always been a fighter and continued to be until the end,” said his sons, Jake and Josh Harris. “For us and the crew, he was someone who never backed down. We will remember and celebrate […]
Deadliest Catch Captain Phil Harris is recovering from a stroke he suffered last Friday. Kiro Radio reports that a crew member on the Seattle-based Cornelia Marie found Harris on the cabin floor over the weekend. He was taken to an Anchorage hospital where he underwent a 12-hour surgery and was put into a medical-induced coma […]
Take a tour of the Sea Star, one of the boats from Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch” that has just returned to Fishermen’s Terminal. The boat is at dock 9, and it’s open for public tours. Check out what it’s like being on a Bering Sea crab boat and hear stories from the fishermen you may know […]
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…
A fresh season of “Deadliest Catch” returns to the Discovery Channel on Tuesday nights with Ballard’s own Sig Hansen at the helm of the Northwestern. This preview clip features the boat’s “longest standing Norwegian tradition,” which is none other than biting the head off a herring: Niiice. We’ll stick with the pickled herring, thank you.
Seattle is full of “Deadliest Catch” fans, so the Discovery Channel has decided to host the very first “CatchCon” here. The one-day event will give fans “a behind-the-scenes look at the making of your favorite show, autograph sessions and much, much more.” CatchCon takes place on April 25th. Captains Sig Hansen, Keith Colburn, Phil Harris, […]