Working on the Edge: Surviving in the World's Most Dangerous Profession: King Crab Fishing on Alaska's High Seas Characters

Spike Walker
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Spike Walker

Spike Walker is the author of this book. Spike went to Alaska in the late seventies to find work in the fishing industry. Spike had been lured by reports of high pay for a few months of work. Spike arrived on Kodiak Island with no money and no promise of work. Spike stayed with a crewman from the Royal Quarry, a boat owned and run by a college friend, Mike Jones. Spike spent his first week on Kodiak visiting the local bars and looking for a place on a boat. The following week, Mike Jones invited him on his boat for a run, but without the promise of work. Spike found crab fishing tough, but exciting.

Spike worked on the Royal Quarry for most of one season and found that despite the sea sickness that plagued him the entire trip that crab fishing was one of the...

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