It was one year ago today that we lost the skipper of the FV Cornelia Marie. Capt. Phil harris passed away on February 9th, 2010. I think it is appropriate to mark this date on this website today and every year this site exists. Capt. Phil was a big reason why “Deadliest Catch” grew in popularity. Folks tuned in every week to experience crab fishing in the Bering Sea through Phil’s eyes… and to witness his parenting style with his two sons, Jake and Josh. I am still receiving emails from around the world as viewers of the show are just now finding out about the loss of Capt. Phil.
At the beginning of the King Crab Season, the Cornelia Marie crew spread his ashes out on the Bering Sea, surrounded by all his friends. I am told that this all came together in a such a way that nobody could have predicted – It turned out very well. I am sure this will be featured on one of the early episodes this year.
If you want to participate in remembering Capt. Phil, you can go to the Discovery Channel website where you can download a profile pic to place on your facebook profile for today. Also, many fans gather at DeadliestCatchFan.com where you can find specific groups focusing on remembering Capt. Phil.