In the interest of “Deadliest Catch” fans who may be on the lookout for a few “Deadliest” goodies for Christmas, this is a continuation of the first part of “These are a few of my ‘Deadliest’ Things”. Previously posted was “Deadliest Catch” merchandise being offered in Discovery’s store on cafepress. The items posted in this blog however, are a mixture of “official” and “unofficial” goods.
Do you remember the F/V Billikin, skippered by Captain Jeff Weeks, from season 1? The Billikin is a blue and very large crabbing vessel owned by Trident Seafoods. Since crab rationalization took place, the F/V Billikin has been docked in Seattle, Washington, and Jeff Weeks has gone on to captain other Trident vessels. But you can certainly get yourself a Billikin souvenir if interested. Trident Seafoods has a pretty large assortment of merchandise available and an item that stands out in particular, is a brightly colored oversized coffee mug that has “King Crab” written in large letters. There’s an image of a fishing vessel on it as well, and yes, it’s the Billikin on the mug.
There’s different “Deadliest Catch” apparel available on the www these days. Most of it is official Merchandise from the fishing vessel websites that were featured on the show (which will be covered later) but there’s a few other goodies as well. Are you interested in having a Dutch Harbor t-shirt just like Mike Rowe is so fond of wearing? They’re available and come in an assortment of colors. And have you seen the Eat Alaska Crab shirt that Capt. Johnathan Hillstrand wore in “After The Catch”? Several of the skippers have them, and they’re also available to fans. They’re made by Grundens (can’t beat the quality) and you can order them right through Alaska Ship Supply in Alaska. Ever notice some of the clothing worn by fishermen on “Deadliest Catch”? Some of them often wear hoodies from Alaska Ship Supply and sweatpants as well. Might be worth your time to check it out!
Speaking of time, have you purchased your 2008 calendars yet? How about one with Dutch Harbor crab fishing boats? I ran into this site earlier this year and was amazed at the beautiful photographs used in the calendars. There are three of them: Crab boats of Dutch Harbor, Trawling vessels, and Dutch Harbor boats (different commercial vessels). If you check out the website, you can actually see all photos used in the calendars, you won’t be disappointed. If your heart is set on only purchasing “official” Deadliest Catch merchandise, check out the F/V Northwestern’s 2008 calendar. It comes in three different versions and each month boasts a full size image of the Northwestern crew in action. Pictured in the example here is the elusive Norman Hansen hard at work, probably sorting crab.