Working on the Edge: Surviving in the World's Most Dangerous Profession: King Crab Fishing on Alaska's High Seas - Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapters 9-12 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, The Bering Sea Season: King Crab Fishing Aboard the Williwaw Wind: Chapters 9-12 Summary and Analysis

In chapter 9, Spike relates the story of how Gerald Bourgeois was found on an island by the fishing vessel Moonsong after his own boat, the Marion A, sank after hitting a reef in Geese Channel. The Marion A did not have time to get out a distress signal; therefore, no one knew they had sunk. Bourgeois watched Coast Guard patrols going by overhead, but they never seemed to see him. During this time, Spike continued to work hard on the Williwaw Wind. During a turn in the wheelhouse one night, Spike was told to turn the boat when he hit a certain point to avoid running aground. However, it was a dark, icy night and...

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