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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…

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.
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