Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Deadliest Catch Caught The Perewitz's!

Last week Dave got a call from his good friend, Phil Harris, inviting him to Gloucester for the day. Phil is Captain of the Cornelia Marie from the Discovery Channels Deadliest Catch TV Show. Dave and I left early in the morning and fought horrendous traffic for 2 ½ hours to Gloucester, Massachusetts. Or as we like to say “Gloucesta”. The trip was well worth it.

We were invited to the closed taping of two episodes of Discovery Channel’s “After the Catch” show. This was a bona fide TV show taping with trailers, catered lunch, cameras and sound equipment everywhere. This event caused quite a commotion at Prattys bar with a large crowd of onlookers waiting to catch a glimpse of their favorite captains and maybe even get some autographs. Several people recognized Dave and he did pictures and autographs too. We gave Phil a Perewitz shirt and he wore it on the show. Also gave Phil some Peppawitz, Wicked Pissa Peppa, and I hope it will be used on the boat during taping of a show. (Watch out guys…its habit forming).

The host of the show was Mike Rowe from the “Dirtiest Jobs”. Present for After the Catch were Captain Phil Harris, Captain John Hillstrand of the Time Bandit, Captain Sig Hansen of the Northwestern, and Captain Keith of the Wizard. We got to meet all of them and hang out with them for the day. These guys were all so cool especially Phil, John, and Mike.

There were many guests on these two episodes including some local fisherman who had many tales to tell. All were very interesting. We especially enjoyed meeting and listening to Laura (sorry can’t remember her last name) who was a Coast Guard helicopter pilot stationed in Alaska. She is now retired. During the course of her 15 years of service all over the world Laura made close to 200 rescues, including a very dangerous, scary rescue of a crab fishing boat which will be on her episode.

Two days later, on the way to fly home, Phil and galpal Michelle, stopped by our store to check out the Perewitz motorcycles and shop. He wants a Perewitz bike but needs to be around to ride….most of his time is spent in Alaska. Even when the camera’s aren’t rolling the Cornelia Maria and Captain Phil is out on their regular fishing expeditions.

Had lots of fun with some really, really good people. Sorry it took me so long to get this story together……sooo slow on the computer…..broken right hand…remember!!!! Will follow with pics of my Perewitz custom painted cast!!!


Donna T. said...

Sounds like a cool day! Thanks for sharing it.

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Really cool! Great pics. I'm sooo jealous. I love Deadliest Catch!