Deadliest Catch Star and Mountlake Terrace resident Edgar Hansen will be the Grand Marshall of the 2010 Tour de Terrace parade on Friday, July 30th, in Mountlake Terrace.
Edgar Hansen is the deck boss and engineer of the Northwestern, a Seattle based crabbing/fishing boat that is featured on the Discovery Channel’s hit show “Deadliest Catch.” Edgar Hansen began fishing straight out of high school at the age of 18 and is the youngest of three brothers on the Northwestern.
Deckboss and younger brother of Capt. Sig hansen, Edgar is a hard-working and conscientious taskmaster who expects his crew to act likewise. Edgar began fishing at age 18 and came into his own on the deck of the Northwesternafter only a few seasons. When he first joined the boat, he took over the position of cook from Sig. To this day, Sig considers his brother to be one of the most talented fishermen on deck. Not only does he keep the crew well fed under the most trying conditions, he’s even been known to whip up a gourmet meal in short order. Over the past few years, he has also assumed the role of the boat’s chief engineer, which means he’s responsible for both the main and auxiliary engines, the hydraulic and fuel systems, as well as the sea water pumps.