CSU Maritime Academy 

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2015 Lighthouse Service Award Recipient

The new Lighthouse award, which recognizes graduates or honorary alumni for their volunteer spirit and significant and notable service to or on behalf of Cal Maritime, was presented to Bill Atthowe (75).

Atthowe worked on tugs in San Francisco during high school and got his first Coast Guard license at 18. After graduating from Cal Maritime he worked for Sause Brothers Ocean Towing, Shaver Tugs, Western Tug and Barge, and Robert Atthowe Towing with members of the California Inland Pilots Association on the San Francisco Bay and Tributaries learning the art of piloting ships.

Working for over 30 years, Bill has piloted over 5500 vessels including two different Golden Bears over 50 times for fun and for free. He has also volunteered as an assistant in the senior ship handling class, lectured on piloting, worked in the simulator, and has facilitated and planned Day on the Bay and the first day of Cruise numerous times.

 

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Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education recently released findings that show Cal Maritime graduates have the highest average earnings of any California university ten years after enrollment and they have the seventh highest in the U.S.?

 

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education recently released findings that show Cal Maritime graduates have the highest average earnings of any California university ten years after enrollment and they have the seventh highest in the U.S.?
 

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