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sponge hooking schooners

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Title

sponge hooking schooners

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, sponge schooners on the Anclote River

Description

Sponge hooking schooners, such these docked in an inlet off the Anclote River on October 18, 1973, originally composed a large part of the sponge fleet. The Arty was converted to a sponge boat by George Tsourakis. Although equipment for hooking sponges remained fairly stable, by this time the divers had abandoned the heavy hard-hat diving suits for a modified SCUBA gear with air supplied into the diving mask from a compressor on the boat.

Creator

Connie Standish

Source

Tampa Tribune

Date

1973

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546079[1].jpg

Citation

Connie Standish, “sponge hooking schooners,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed October 19, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2930.