There are quite a few perks available when your dad owns a tugboat company.
Like having the best seat in the house for San Francisco's Fleet Week festivities.
I also had a tugboat named after me once. For a few months.
Then it was sold on Ebay, sailed to Mexico and scrapped for parts.
Adios Delta Jessica.
My dad, along with his two partners Ron Charlesworth and Jack Going bought BayDelta Tugs in 1993.
They worked crazy hard for 18 years to build one of the most well-respected companies on the San Francisco Bay.
They sold BayDelta last month and are somewhat officially retired.
My dad's new job is calling the San Jose Mercury crossword hotline from the closet so my mom won't see.
If you're really quiet, when you walk into their house you can hear him.
Whispering near the suits he once wore.
"13 down, please. OK, OK. Got it. Now 27 across."
Anyway, back to the festivities. Not aboard the Delta Jessica.
Awesome photo credits to Dave.
Bonus points if you can identify the celebrity on board pictured here with Jack's wife, Billie.
Hint: Dave greeted him with the following: "Thank you for making my childhood such a memorable one."
Hint: Dave is obsessed with sports.
Hint: The celebrity caught a REALLY important pass in 1981.
Super fun day. Super perfect weather.
And, due to the sale, likely the last year it will happen.
I petitioned for a "Fleet Week forever" clause in the sale agreement.
But it was scrapped. Like my boat.