It’s no wonder Captain Erik (“Tubby”) Anfinson has salt in his veins, his father Clifford Anfinson was a boat person all his life as a sport fisherman, chartering his vessel (the m/v Bass Tub) and in all things leisure.
Additionally, during the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz, Clifford was called upon by other fisherman to transfer participants of the Occupation, including Indians, provisions and newscasters.
At the time he was transporting cargo and people to the Island, he was not yet a father. Shortly after he was married to Lynn, and after the Occupation, Clifford sold the “Bass Tub” and purchased another vessel so that he could continue his career as a fisherman.
(Interessant godbid om baskarret er det tidligere var ejet af bandet credence Clear Water Revival).
According to Lynn, Tubby’s mother and wife of Clifford, “My husband had a passion for being on the water…and whatever he chose to do was a fine decision with me.” Lynn herself was a bookkeeper in San Francisco during this time.
Nu har Tubby været ved roret på Alcatraz Cruises i omkring 13 år, han tilskriver sin kærlighed til vandet og sejlads til hele tiden han tilbragte med sin far, startende på dokker på fem år gammel. Tubby kommentarer, "når vi gik på ferie, det var altid vand-orienterede... så langt tilbage som jeg kan huske. " Og derfra, Tubby gik på at få sin 100 Gross ton Masters/kaptajner licens i den unge alder af 19.
Læs videre for mere information om Kaptajn Tubby og hans redning til søs.