A few photos of the Dutch Harbor Crab Broker tour….

It must have been a fascinating trip.  Imagine about 50-60 individuals, mostly all food industry professionals gathered up in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Their purpose?  To go where few such individuals have gone, to go crab fishing, to catch their own King crab, to watch the crab get hauled in, butchered, cleaned, and processed, then finally to eat their own ”Deadliest Catch“!  How lucky for them!  The team of people who make up the Crabbroker.com are on a life-mission to educate as many people as possible to the importance of Alaskan crab, it’s freshness, flavor, delicacy, and quality.  It’s one thing to walk into a grocery store and purchase crab that’s labeled as “Alaskan“, quite another to catch your own dinner in the freezing cold waters of the Bering sea.  And that’s why the Crabbroker sponsors an annual trip to Dutch Harbor and spends time with a small planeload of individuals.  Now think about this:  The Crabbroker is thinking about sponsoring a “fan” tour to Dutch Harbor next year–more on that as details become available…. (All photos are courtesy of the Crabbroker) 

Russell Newberry of the F/V Timebandit (yes, he’s back) and look, it’s Eric Donaldson–elusive Crabbroker guy!
Jake Harris of the F/V Cornelia Marie 

The F/V Cornelia Marie in port on one of her multiple offloads 
Captain Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand of the F/V Time Bandit
opening up what appears to be a care package (from fans maybe?)
 

The F/V Time Bandit.  She has a new paint job this season 
The F/V Maverick pulling into port.  She was captained by Blake Painter again this season

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10 Responses to A few photos of the Dutch Harbor Crab Broker tour….

  1. connie says:

    Opilia I must tell you there is a warm spot for you in my heart. I check on this site a few times a day and as usual you are always there to provide us DC fans with reports of our crews. Your the best and lots of heartfelt thanks to you!!!!! A fan tour to Dutch Harbor would be awesome, ahhh I can only dream (but what a dream it is) LOL!!!

  2. Jen says:

    Me too Connie! I would LOVE a fan tour.

  3. connie says:

    Opilia, do you have an address where fans could send something to Johnathan of the Time Bandit? I purchased a really cool shirt for him and would like to send it to him. Thanks.

  4. Dusty Brookes says:

    Just send to General delivery
    Dutch Harbor Alaska, 99692
    Then call the post office (907)581-1657 and tell them to get a hold of Andy. We all know them here. I can’t believe all the craziness over them. We see them all the time and have for years. They’re nothing special here in Dutch and they know that. Just our crab fishing guys. I have danced with them all and have bunches of pictures of them. I almost had Josh’s jacket the other day and told him I was going to sell it on ebay. Phil was in the shop the other day with his discovery camera man. No big deal here! Enjoy it while you can. You ladies should come to Dutch when they’re fishing here. You’ll see them a lot! Go get them girls, but remember Andy is happily married and I’m going to be the mother of Jonathon’s children, however he doesn’t know that yet! :)

  5. opilia says:

    Thanks Dusty. I know the Northwestern guys use a Trident address to receive mail and packages in Alaska so I’m sure they all have someplace where things can be mailed to.

  6. Gabby says:

    Opilia do you think that the Maverick guys, Cornelia Marie guys and Time Bandit boys will come to Michigan (i hope so i really wont Blake Painter to sign my shirt lol)

  7. Gabby says:

    I love Blake and Jake weard how there names have ake at the end (lol) i do hope that they come to Michigan and if it wasn’t near were i live i would die!(and i’m not kidding i would kill myself)

  8. Rob says:

    I worked in Dutch and fixed a boat up there for 2 weeks in November 2007. I have pic’s of me and the Time Bandit crew at the grand hotel. Great guy’s baught me sushi beer and anything else. Neil was trying to get me fed up!! I was on the time bandit when Andy was on deck fixing lines and getting ready for opie season. Ed is a man slut, you rock man.!! There are no women in Dutch…he found a hot one!!!

  9. ARTURO HERNÁNDEZ PADILLA says:

    ARTURO HERNÁNDEZ PADILLA: FROM MÉXICO CITY.
    QUIERO DARLES MI MAS SENTIDO PESAME A TODOS LOS AMIGOS Y FAMILIARES, DEL CAPITAN PHIL HARRIS, POR SU SENSIBLE FALLECIMIENTO.
    DESO QUE PRONTO ENCUENTREN LA RESIGNACION.
    I WAS A LOCAL AT CORDOVA ALASKA, FROM 1980 TO 1990.

  10. Great! Your photos looked like one of those show that they have in National Geographic channel but better. Congratulations on making such an incredible post. Take care!

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