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.
(Un'interessante curiosità sulla Bass Tub è che in precedenza era di proprietà della band 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.
Ora che Tubby è stato al timone di Alcatraz Cruises per circa 13 anni, attribuisce il suo amore per l'acqua e la nautica a tutto il tempo trascorso con il padre, a partire dai cinque anni in banchina. Tubby commenta: "Ogni volta che andavamo in vacanza, era sempre orientato all'acqua....da quanto mi ricordo. E, da lì, Tubby continuò a ottenere la licenza di capitano di cento tonnellate lorde a 19 anni.
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