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boat yard at the Sponge Docks

Dublin Core

Title

boat yard at the Sponge Docks

Subject

Trapon Springs, Greek community, Sponge Docks with boat yard and sponge boats

Description

1932. The 1910 census reveals that six Greek ship carpenters resided in Tarpon Springs. The Greeks learned their skills as apprentices to master ship builders. In Tarpon Springs they probably worked full-time in the construction and repair of diving and hooking boats. During the first half of the 20th century, hundreds of boats based on the achtarmas style sponge boat (a sub-type of the trechantiri) common in the Dodecanese islands were built by Greeks from Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola. Among Tarpon Springs boat yards were those of the Kaminis, Sarris, Arfaras, and Macrenaris families.

Creator

Burgert Brothers

Source

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System

Date

1932

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546075[1].jpg

Citation

Burgert Brothers, “boat yard at the Sponge Docks,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed September 19, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2926.