About this book
In the off hours of jobs in the Arctic, workers have a choice: to gamble, drink, or watch mind-numbing television. Ranson chose to write letters home describing the daily events from his experiences working on drill ships, construction sites, and DEW Line radar stations in the Arctic. Working North is a collection of these fascinating stories. The tales told by Ranson include staking out a polar bear, reviving a deserted ship, conflicts with racist co-workers, and welding in the bowels of a sinking ship.