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.
(Interesante chisme sobre el Bass Tub es que fue anteriormente propiedad de la banda 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.
Ahora que Tubby ha estado al mando en Alcatraz Cruises durante unos 13 años, atribuye su amor por el agua y la navegación a todo el tiempo que pasó con su padre, comenzando en los muelles a los cinco años de edad. Tubby comenta, "Cuando nos íbamos de vacaciones, siempre estaba orientado al agua....desde que tengo memoria." Y, a partir de ahí, Tubby obtuvo su licencia de capitán/maestro de cien toneladas brutas a la temprana edad de 19 años.
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