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.
(Tidbit interessante sobre o Bass Tub é que ele era anteriormente propriedade da 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.
Agora que o Tubby esteve ao leme da Alcatraz Cruises Por cerca de 13 anos, ele atribui seu amor pela água e pelo barco a todo o tempo que passou com seu pai, começando nas docas aos cinco anos de idade. Tubby comenta: "Sempre que íamos de férias, era sempre orientado para a água... desde que me lembro." E, a partir daí, Tubby conseguiu sua licença de 100 toneladas brutas de mestres/capitães aos 19 anos de idade.
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