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

Spike Walker
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Dangerous Jobs

Spike Walker spent his early adulthood working exciting and dangerous jobs. Spike's early jobs including the oil industry in which he worked the oil fields during the boom in Morgan City, Louisiana and the fields bordering the Gulf of Mexico. During that time Spike became an apprentice to a certified deep-sea diver and learned how to inspect ship hulls, barge hulls, and propellers. Another job Spike took on his early adulthood was as a logger. Spike was a part of the lumber booms in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, learning how to work heavy equipment, work with straining lines, and basic serious labor. Spike thought these experiences made him more than qualified to be a crab fisherman.

When Spike got his first job on a crab boat, he thought he was prepared. However, Spike had not taken into account sea sickness and the horribly long hours that...

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