Working on the Edge: Surviving in the World's Most Dangerous Profession: King Crab Fishing on Alaska's High Seas Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Spike Walker
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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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