Nick Mavar, Jake Anderson, John Mavar. (Photo courtesy of Matt Wallis)
What do Nick Mavar, Jake Anderson, and John Mavar have in common? Besides the fact that they’re all from Anacortes, Washington and they’ve all been featured on “Deadliest Catch”, they also all happen to be related! That’s right, Nick Mavar (Northwestern) and John Mavar–the almost saintly deckhand from the F/V Far West Leader, who suffered a season of verbal abuse from deckboss Chilly, are brothers and Jake Anderson (Northwestern) is their nephew! Marta Mervosh writes about the Mavar clan in goskagit.com
Discovery Channel documentary series features three Anacortes fishermen
Imagine sliding on an icy, storm-tossed deck of a fishing boat, trying to pull fully loaded crab pots, each weighing 2,000 pounds, from the depths of the Bering Sea.
Millions of dollars ride on your concentration, skill, speed and endurance to do a dangerous job. If you’re lucky, you’re running on a couple hours of sleep.
And then a cameraman gets in your face and starts asking questions.
Welcome to the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” an Emmy-nominated cable television series that for three seasons has followed five boats to spotlight the dangerous job of Alaskan crab fishing in the Bering Sea. The series is expected to last five seasons.
Three Anacortes fishermen — brothers Nick and John Mavar and Jake Anderson, a nephew of the Mavars — are among the crew members featured in the series.
When the series returns for its fourth season Tuesday, April 15, Anderson and Nick Mavar will be onboard the Northwestern, along with fan favorites Captain Sig Hansen and deck boss Edgar Hansen…