Sig Hansen has been a star of the Channel 4's The Deadliest Catch from the pilot to the present. Seen in over 150 countries, the show attracts more than 49 million viewers per season, making it one of the most successful series in the history of cable TV. With its daredevil camera work, unpredictably dangerous weather, and a setting as ...Read MoreSig Hansen has been a star of the Channel 4's The Deadliest Catch from the pilot to the present. Seen in over 150 countries, the show attracts more than 49 million viewers per season, making it one of the most successful series in the history of cable TV. With its daredevil camera work, unpredictably dangerous weather, and a setting as unforgivable and unforgettable as the frigid Bering Sea, The Deadliest Catch is unlike anything else on television. But the weatherworn fishermen of the fishing vessel Northwestern have stories that don't come through on TV. For Sig Hansen and his brothers, commercial fishing is as much a part of their Norwegian heritage as their names. Descendents of the Vikings who roamed and ruled the northern seas for centuries, the Hansens' connection to the sea stretches from Alaska to Seattle and all the way to Norway. And after twenty years as a skipper on the commercial fishing vessel the Northwestern -- which was his father's before him -- Sig has lived to tell the tales. To be a successful fisherman, you need to be a mechanic, navigator, welder, painter, carpenter, and sometimes, a firefighter. To be a successful fisherman year after year, you need to be a survivor. This is the story of a family of survivors; part memoir and part adventure tale, North by Northwestern brings readers on deck, into the dockside bars and into the history of a family with a common destiny. Built around a gripping tale of a deadly shipwreck like The Perfect Storm, North by Northwestern is the multi-generational tale of the Hansen family, a clan of tough Norwegian-American fishermen who, through the popularity of The Deadliest Catch, have become modern folk-heroes.Read Less
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Historical, informative, interesting....it's well written and a fast read. Great insight into the lives of a Norwegian fishing family that settled in the Seattle area of Ballard, Washington to fish the Bearing Sea of Alaska. If you watch "Deadliest Catch" you're familiar with Sig Hansen, the captain of "Northwestern" fishing/crabbing vessel, and the deadly seas where these hardy men earn their living.
I enjoyed the book so much I bought a copy for a friend. If you like history and adventure, this book is for you!!
Oct 19, 2012
Great book, enjoyed the family history. After watching show and reading this book I feel like I really know the crew. Entertaining as well as historical.
Jun 28, 2012
Nortn By Northwestern
If you watch Deadliest Catch you have to read this book.Sig Hansen gives an indepth view of life on the Bering Sea and the lives of the crab fishermen who indure the dangers to survive as they do in one of the most dangerous job on earth.
Feb 23, 2012
Yes, it's about fishing. But it's also about Norway, Seattle, and family. And it makes you appreciate the seafood you eat! It will definitely keep your interest throughout.
May 27, 2010
Great Book by an old sea dog
This book goes behind the scenes with one of the best Fishermen on Dangerous Catch on Discovery Channel. Me and the wife enjoyed reading it . two thumbs up !
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