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North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters

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New York Times bestseller

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

The action of the hit Discovery Channel series DEADLIEST CATCH combines with the personal saga of a Norwegian family in this memoir adventure tale of commercial fishermen on the Bering Sea

In the tradition of Sebastian Junger and Linda Greenlaw comes Captain Sig Hansens rags-to-riches epic of his immigrant familys struggle against deadly Alaskan seas, freezing shipwrecks, and dangerously brutal conditions to achieve the American Dream. For Captain Sig Hansen and his brothers, Norman and Edgar, commercial fishing is as much a part of their Norwegian heritage as their names. Descendants of the Vikings who ruled the northern seas for centuries, Sig and his brothers learned to fish from their father when they were boys, just as their father had learned from his father. And after twenty years as a skipper on the commercial fishing vessel the Northwestern Sig has lived to tell the tales.

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 the gripping tale of a deadly shipwreck like The Perfect Storm, North By Northwestern tells the multigenerational history of the Hansen family, a clan of tough Norwegian-American fishermen who have become modern day folk-heroes.

About the Author

Sig Hansen is the captain of the commercial fishing vessel Northwestern. He has been featured on Discovery Channels 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, Mens Journal, and McSweeneys. He is the author of The Making of Toro and Car Camping.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312672546
Author:
Hansen, Sig
Publisher:
Griffin
Author:
Hansen, Captain Sig
Author:
Sundeen, Mark
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Fishing - General
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes black-and-white photographs thr
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Alaska
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Aquaculture
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Fishing and Hunting » Fishing » General
Transportation » Nautical » General
Transportation » Nautical » Nautical Lore

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