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Samarkos Bros. sponge boats

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Title

Samarkos Bros. sponge boats

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, Samarkos Bros. sponge boats docked at Sponge Docks

Description

Sponge boats Samarkos Bros, Eleni, Posidon, Anna, Democratia, and Anastases are moored at the Sponge Docks in 1949. Despite the many boats seen here, by the late 1940s the sponge beds had been devastated by a red tide that killed sponges, many businesses closed, and most men found other occupations or went to work for the steel mills in the north.

Creator

Florida State News Bureau

Source

Tampa Tribune

Date

1949

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546078[1].jpg

Citation

Florida State News Bureau, “Samarkos Bros. sponge boats,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed July 17, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2929.