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George Danapas demonstrates trimming a sponge at a festival on the Sponge Docks on March 6, 1987. Danapas was long involved in the sponge industry, and had his own hook boat.

Trimming sponges in a sponge packing house, from left: Mike Amorginos (white shirt), Cosmos Giallourakis (seated, suit), Michael Lelekis (behind him), Nick Mack, James Peterson, and Costas Arvanitis.

Anthony “Curly” Spanolios is seen here trimming sponges near the Sponge Docks. When he was young, Spanolios’ family owned a wood yard on Athens Street, where he helped his father make charcoal for the sponge boats and private residences. He…
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