Memorial for Capt. Phil Harris

A memorial was held today on Pier 91 for Capt. Phil Harris, part owner and captain of the crab fishing vessel the Cornelia Marie, made famous on the Discovery Channel’s program “The Deadliest Catch.” He suffered a stroke in January of this year and passed on in February. This was a public memorial for him and fans from all over the country came to honor him. Many of the captains and crew from the different ships on “The Deadliest Catch,” including Harris’s sons, were also there to pay their respects.

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ROYLYN says ... on Saturday, May 1 at 6:48 AM

We have been fans of the show and of Capt Phil Harris and were saddened to hear of his loss. True, he was a bit crude, but his heart of gold off-set the bad. We were not able to be there for the memorial except in spirit. He will be missed.

Katie says ... on Saturday, May 1 at 7:25 AM

My husband and I have watched the show since the beginning, and I feel like we know all of the Captains and crew. It deeply saddened us to hear about Capt. Phils passing. He seemed like a great man and I would have loved to meet him! He'll be missed

Baz says ... on Saturday, May 1 at 2:44 PM

He may have been crude, but was the truly down to earth type. Told you haow it is. No BS. I really liked him ,I am so sorry for his family and their loss. It truly is a loss for us all. I wish him smooth seas and great happiness.

Stan says ... on Friday, May 7 at 9:31 AM

We will all miss him he made the show interesting and I would like to send my condolenses to the family from Lander, Wyo.

hellboy says ... on Friday, May 14 at 7:46 AM

He looked like death warmed over during this final season. I wonder if the pressure of being a star of the show compelled him to work when he should have rested. Old habits die hard looks like his smoking died with him.

Nugga123 says ... on Saturday, Jun 26 at 8:01 AM

capt Phil was one all American boy in my book he took care of his family and friends and let the nation in on his hard working ethics he was one hell of a capt. and not many people on this planet can match up to his concerns for his crew and work

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