Deadliest Catch ever since its first arrival on Discovery Channel in 2005, has managed to keep its audience fully occupied. Since then viewers have been introduced to the escapades of some of the world’s greatest fishermen. More recently, i.e., on Season 19, a new face joined the cast of Deadliest Catch. It is Linda Greenlaw we speak of. The series documented her as she navigated dangerous waters and weather phenomena to secure big hauls of sea life. In this writing though, we shall further tell you about her boat-builder husband instead, who she believes has enriched her life.
Meet Steve Wessel, Deadliest Catch‘s Linda Greenlaw’s Husband
Steve Wessel has been married to Linda Greenlaw, America’s only swordfishing captain, and survivor of The Perfect Storm, since 2012. They tied the knot in September of that year.
Linda, who is most famous for captaining the Hannah Boden in October 1991 during the famous 1991 storm, later described her marriage to Cape God Times saying it all happened kind of fast “like a shotgun wedding” without the pregnancy. As to the question “How did you meet?”, she said it happened when one day she delivered a boat to Steve’s WESMEC boat building shop to have work done. Steve was rowing her ashore, and Linda felt a connection and even an attraction. Eight months later they became husband and wife. A year after she gushed with the Prevention magazine, “We’ll live happily ever after!”.
The couple doesn’t have kids of their own but, Linda alone is the foster parent of Mariah, a 21-year-old junior in college, majoring, fittingly, in social work.
Mariah was a troubled teen who had been s*xually molested by her uncle, and a new neighbor of Linda. One night when she fled to Linda’s house for refuge, the latter surprised even herself by volunteering to take the girl in for a few days. And so, what started as an act of neighborly kindness turned into an unexpected mother/daughter relationship, with Linda enrolling her in private school, taking her to counsel, and eventually going to court to become her legal guardian.
Steve Wessel Age
Steve, with the full name Stephen T Wessel, was born in November 1951. So, he turned 71 years old in 2021.
Who Are Steve Wessel’s Parents?
Steve’s father Tilden B. “Wes” Wessel is no more. He passed at the age of 81 in March 2008. Tilden was 17 when he went to World War II in 1945. In the Army, he was stationed in Germany and discharged in 1947 as Motor Sergeant. Later in life, he became a coastal warden for the Sea and Shore Fisheries Department, he raised and trained Black and Tan Hounds for competition, and after retirement worked at lobster fishing. For the last two decades, until he became ill, he mowed grass at the Brunswick Golf Club with their 10ft wide mower.
Steve’s mom Sarah “Sally” Joy (Maresca) Wessel is also no more. She died peacefully at the age of 88 on 27 January 2021. She went to George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill, where she met her Tilden. They later got married in Sedgewick in September 1950.
The following year after Steve’s mother died, Steve also lost his only sibling, David Jesse Wessel of Harpswell, Maine. He is Steve’s younger brother. So, when he lost his life on 15 September 2022, he was 67 years old.
Steve Wessel Job
Stephen Wessel is the President at Wesmac Custom Boats based in Surry, Maine. Wesmac is a family-owned and operated custom boat-building company in existence since 1984. Over the decades, the company has earned a reputation for superior craftsmanship in the construction of innovative, high-tech hull designs with traditional Downeast Maine lobster boat lines. Their unique, hard-chined hull has proven to allow for maximum seakeeping abilities and performance without sacrificing speed and maneuverability.
Because Steve saw his family only working around the water for generations, he also when it was time proved that he was no exception. He went clamming every day as a kid when he was in grammar school and by 1964 when he was ready to start lobstering on his own, there was a major roadblock in his path. The state refused to issue a lobster license to the son of a warden. Eventually, though, Steve’s dad did manage to get him his lobster license.
Steve only likely went to Maine Maritime Academy and Brunswick High School for his education.
Steve Wessel’s Net Worth
As of April 2023, Steve Wessel reportedly had an estimated $5 million and counting net worth.
At Steve’s company, Wesmac’s models range in length from 36 to 60 feet and are available in kit form or finished to any stage of completion. And pricing is also set accordingly. Also, at this point, not counting the sub-contractors, there were about 48 employees working at Steve’s company.
These days, not counting the sub-contractors who do work for the company. That’s about three to four times the number of workers there last spring. The expansion of the workforce and the increased work they are doing has been driven by the influx of state cash in the form of a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant awarded to the town to help fund almost a million dollars in expansion and improvements at the boatyard. Owners Steve Wessel and Linda Greenlaw sought the grant in an effort to bring more diversity to the business and, with it, more profitability.
Is Steve Wessel On Instagram?
Steve Wessel was not on Instagram as of 20 April 2023. He did have a ‘Steve Wessel’ Facebook and here he occasionally showed glimpses of his life.
When Is Steve Wessel’s Birthday?
Steve Wessel’s birthday is in November.
Where Is Steve Wessel From?
Steve Wessel was born in Blue Hill town in Hancock County, Maine. Later, in 1957, his family moved to Harpswell 1957 when Steve’s father joined the Maine Warden Service.
Surry is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,632 at the 2020 census