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Deadliest Catch star visits Ellensburg

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Star on the popular Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch" show shared his tales of the sea to a packed crowd at Central Washington University Thursday night.

Captain Sig Hansen, captain of the fishing vessel Northwestern, took time away from the dangerous, rolling seas to spend some time on dry land with hundreds of his excited fans inside the Student Union and Recreation Center Ballroom.

The captain, with 20 plus years experience, shared his adventures on the seas to the hundreds who attended the special event. One woman we spoke to said she drove all the way from Mount Vernon to see Sig.

He may be known on the show to really push his crew, but Sig says it's about work ethic and not always expecting to make all kinds of money every year.

"You do what you do..and hope for the best. And especially with today's economy, I suspect you're going to have to have the same attitude. Life 'aint easy.. Suck it up, and do it," said Hansen.

A true captain, not shy on words and saying what was on his mind, Sig kept the crowd laughing and interested as he shared stories of being on the show.

Afterwards, fans got the chance to meet with the captain one-on-one. They were also able to purchase his book titled North by Northwestern.

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