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  • Collection: Greek Documentation Project

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Anastasios "Taso" Karistinos was a champion diver in his home island of Euboea. In 1974 he started diving in Tarpon Springs and one of his mentors was the legendary "John the Greek" Maillis. Built by George Saroukos, his boat, the Anastasi, is the…

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A Cajun from Louisiana, Clay Nicks worked in the shrimp business for many years. He started working as a diver and caption in Tarpon Springs in the mid-1980s, and most recently captained the St. Nicholas tourist boat.

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One of the most experienced divers working today. Bill Gresko came to Tarpon Springs from Ohio in the 1980s.

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6 Stelios Uzunboylu 8-09 048.jpg
Stelios Ozunboylu works with his father, Ali, on the LIttle Joe.

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Originally from Halki, boat builder Nick Anargiou (Apalachicola) built the sponge boat Apalachicola for Captain James Tsalickis (Tarpon Springs) during the late 1920s. It was retired in the late 1950s, renamed the Aegean Isles, and is now displayed…

1 Sam Bessis with students Michael Tsalichis.jpg
These students included Katherine Kavouklis Arvanitis, Mike Faklis, Pete Krouskos, Mike Tsalickis, Mike Lontakos, Andrew Malisses and Steve Kotis.

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Tsimouris performed the complex music of the tsabouna, a type of Greek bagpipe that he also made.  In 1968 he left Kalymnos and settled in Tarpon Springs, where he played for family and community events. He often performed with his wife Nomiki and…
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