Essay Topic 1
Describe Spike Walker's life prior to joining the Alaskan crab fleet. What other industries did he work in? How old was he when he went to Alaska? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the systems on a crabbing vessel used for positioning in the water and calling for assistance. What are these called and what are their components?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the process of setting out crab pots on a commercial fishing vessel. In Spike Walker's first jobs, what was his position? How did he learn?
Essay Topic 4
Who offered Spike Walker his first job on a commercial fishing vessel? What was the boat's name? What were Spike's experiences aboard it?
Essay Topic 5
Discuss the characteristics which make Susy Wagner notable in the narrative. How and why did she come to Alaska? Where did she begin working?
Essay Topic 6
What took place aboard the vessel the Epic in...
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