North to Alaska! Young Maine Fishermen test their mettle in Homer

A group of friends, Mount Desert High School alums, got a taste of what it’s like to be “Deadliest Catch” fishermen after spending several weeks this winter fishing for cod out of Homer, Alaska. “Deadliest Catch” is the Discovery Channel series about a fleet of king crab fishermen in Alaska’s Bering Sea. It documents one of the deadliest professions in the world. Naturally, such a an experience appeals to young men, which is what prompted Colby Candage, 18, Andrew Hanscome, 19, John Phelps, 20, and Boomer Carroll, 21, to trek across the country for a taste of the demanding profession. Candage, the youngest full-time captain in the Bar Harbor lobster fleet, had just completed his first full season on Gitn’RDun, his 35-foot Duffy, and was looking for something to do in the off-season. continue reading the story here 08:19