Phil Harris’ memorial is live on the Internet, as is Deadliest Catch’s second Catchcon

A memorial service for Cornelia Marie captain and Deadliest Catch star Phil Harris is being broadcast live on the Internet tonight as part of the show’s second-annual Catchcon gathering. Harris died in early February, and his death will be part of the current season of the show.

Catchcon takes place all day tomorrow and includes Deadliest Catch captains Sig Hansen, Keith Colburn, Johnathan Hillstrand, and Andy Hillstrand, and includesa chance to see their ships; its being held at Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91 in Seattle on.

Both the Friday 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT memorial service and noon PT events during Catchon on Saturday are being broadcast live on Ustream. Watch here:

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