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the Fannie C. Angeli

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Title

the Fannie C. Angeli

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, building of a sponge boat

Description

In 1937, George Coutroulis and his son Christ Coutroulis built the Fannie C. Angeli with pine and cypress. They fitted it with the latest devices of the sponge industry, including diesel power and an air compressor. Around 1920 Greek sponge boats were adapted to new technologies with diesel engines replacing or supplementing sail power. When it was launched on July 21, 1937 to join the sponge fleet, the Fannie C. Angeli was 46 feet long, 15.8 feet wide, 6 feet draft aft, and 3.5 feet forward with a gross tonnage of 35.

Source

State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

Date

1937

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546076[1].jpg

Citation

“the Fannie C. Angeli,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed September 22, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2927.