Phil Harris – RIP

February 11th, 2010 by Erik

While watching the news last night, I was informed that Captain Phil Harris passed away due to complications from a stroke. For those of you that don’t know of Phil, he was the Captain of F/V Cornelia Marie, a crab boat featured on Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. Being raised with a commercial fisherman (though I never got into it myself) a lot of my childhood was spent down at Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle, where Phil’s boat was moored during the off season.

When we were finally able to sign up for satellite TV, Deadliest Catch became an instant hit in my household due to nostalgic reasons. Capt. Phil was one of our favorites. The guy was tough as nails, yet as sincere as one could imagine. I send my condolences to his sons (who were a part of the crew), family, friends and fans.

It appears that massive amounts of traffic on their website has crashed the database servers, though I’m sure they will be up and running before too long…it can be found here.

RIP Phil, you will be loved and remembered across the world.

2 Responses to “Phil Harris – RIP”

  1. Dish Network Muskegon Says:

    Ah, This is awesome! Puts to bed
    a few misnomers I’ve heard

  2. Monkey D Says:

    We also got into this show at our house. Maddie really digged it and we watched and are familiar with the many characters. It makes me think of chuck d and his dad out on the waters. Cap’n Phil was a rough n’ tumble dude with a healthy coffee and smokes habitat. I was especially drawn because he’s the Seatto boat.

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