F/V Cornelia Marie will not be featured on “Deadliest Catch” Season 13

cornelia-marieFrom Josh Harris – Thank you to all for your patience. I had a family matter to attend to, so I have had to leave the boat to come home and take care of a few things. First and foremost, we want to thank everybody for all of your messages and wishes. The Cornelia Marie captains and crew really appreciate and are humbled by your outpouring of support. I am here today to set things straight in regards to the filming of Season 13 of Deadliest Catch. The Cornelia Marie and her crew are making their way out to the fishing grounds today. We do not have a camera crew aboard this king crab season. This was not our decision, and it was not made by the owners nor the captains of the Cornelia. This was not a dispute over money, this was simply a decision made by production Discovery. They have creative control over pretty much everything that airs on Deadliest Catch, and we respect that. We are fishermen and we will be doing what we love to do this king crab season, but we will be doing it alone. Video, Read the rest here 12:41

Deadliest Catch Captains Making Mischief for charity at The Captain’s Whiskey Slam

CaseyAndJosh_TM-300x200In what may very well be the most chest-hair-growing partnership in modern memory, Fremont Mischief Distillery has teamed up with Deadliest Catch celebrity crab captains Sig Hansen and Casey McManus, as well as co-captain Josh Harris, to make whiskey for charity at The Captain’s Whiskey Slam. Fremont Mischief’s new rye whiskey, Storm Tossed Rye, is a special batch that has been barrel-aged aboard Sig Hansen’s Northwestern and Casey McManus’ and Josh Harris’ Cornelia Marie. The whiskey batch, aged on the two different boats, is going head-to-head in true Deadliest Catch competition style. The goal is to sell all of the Storm Tossed Ryewhiskey between the release date, August 20, and October 1 in order to donate $40,000 to Seattle’s Fisherman Memorial and Sea Scouts’ Propeller and Yankee Clipper educational vessel efforts. The vision for the event comes from Doug Dixon, manager of Pacific Fishermen Shipyard, and Mike Sherlock, owner of Fremont Mischief Distillery and 29-year veteran of commercial fishing. Read the story here 20:34

‘Deadliest Catch’ crew joins Fish for Kids program in Bristol Bay

file_435135Leave it to the crew of “Deadliest Catch to liven things up, even when it comes to a philanthropic effort by fishermen and Peter Pan Seafoods to provide salmon meals to local school children and raise funds for fisheries education. The salmon tender Cornelia Marie and its crew combined efforts recently to support the Fish for Kids effort, which for the past decade has accepted donations of fish from fishermen in the Bristol Bay region in an effort to bring top-quality local salmon to school children in the region. This year, some 12,000 pounds were donated to Fish for Kids. The crew of the Cornelia Marie offered a 10-cent bonus for every pound of fish donated to the program. Read the rest here 10:07

Former ‘Deadliest Catch’ Cornelia Marie Captain Tony Lara passes away in Sturgis

Tony Lara passed away in his sleep in Sturgis, South Dakota. Tony was a captain that Josh and Jake leaned on, after their father Phil Harris passed away.  Captain Lara was only 56 years old. So far, there is no word on the cause of death, but the story is still developing. Tony Lara was a crabbing veteran, who had his own freighting business. For 10 years, he worked on the Cornelia Marie in the 1990s. He ran the boat for salmon tendering. Tony was a good friend to Phil Harris. He and Phil built the Cornelia Marie into being the crabbing boat that fans came to know on the “Deadliest Catch” series. Read the rest here 12:29

F/V Cornelia Marie – new mains,new gen sets, new galley, and new shareholders

When Roger Thomas and his partner Kari Toivola began searching for a Bering Sea crab investment, Roger called Casey McManus. Casey has skippered the Cornelia Marie and is a shareholder in the boat. After checking with Josh Harris another owner, he got back to Thomas and Toivola with an offer of a 50% stake in the famous boat. The two flew to Dutch Harbor in January 2015 to inspect the vessel. “We knew that, if we bought shares in her, she would require new engines and new decking under the accommodation area,” Thomas explained. Read the rest here 08:31