Deadliest Waters: A Story of Survival on Alaskan Seas

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Sig Hansen has been a star of the Channel 4's The Deadliest Catchfrom 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 Catchis unlike anything else on television.

But the weatherworn fishermen of the fishing vessel Northwesternhave 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 Northwesternbrings 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 Northwesternis 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.

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"A chronicle that reads like a collection of your crazy buddy's bar stories about his crazier old man." -"Outside Magazine " "Captain Hansen's passionate love for his work, for the ocean, and for his fellow fishermen is undeniable and admirable."-"Examiner.com"

A chronicle that reads like a collection of your crazy buddy's bar stories about his crazier old man. "Outside Magazine"

Captain Hansen's passionate love for his work, for the ocean, and for his fellow fishermen is undeniable and admirable. "Examiner.com""

A chronicle that reads like a collection of your crazy buddy's bar stories about his crazier old man. Outside Magazine

Captain Hansen's passionate love for his work, for the ocean, and for his fellow fishermen is undeniable and admirable. Examiner.com

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"A chronicle that reads like a collection of your crazy buddy's bar stories about his crazier old man." --Outside Magazine

"Captain Hansen's passionate love for his work, for the ocean, and for his fellow fishermen is undeniable and admirable." --Examiner.com



-A chronicle that reads like a collection of your crazy buddy's bar stories about his crazier old man.- --Outside Magazine

-Captain Hansen's passionate love for his work, for the ocean, and for his fellow fishermen is undeniable and admirable.- --Examiner.com

About the Author:

Sig Hansen is the captain of the commercial fishing vessel Northwestern. He has been featured on Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch from the pilot through every season of the show.

Mark Sundeen is a contributor to Outside, New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Men's Journal, and McSweeney's. He is the author of The Making of Toro and Car Camping.

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