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Greek sponge fishermen pose on a schooner that has been adapted as a diving boat. Since the image includes a man with a bowler hat and tie, this looks like a photograph possibly taken to send to families back at home that the men might not see for…

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A Greek diver in the diving suit appears on board a boat with men, women and children who seem to be on some sort of excursion during the 1910s. Until the late 1950s to early 1960s, sponge divers wore the heavy canvas and rubber suit topped with a…

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Sponge hooking schooners, such these docked in an inlet off the Anclote River on October 18, 1973, originally composed a large part of the sponge fleet. The Arty was converted to a sponge boat by George Tsourakis. Although equipment for hooking…
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