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john maillis and crew

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Title

john maillis and crew

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, sponge industry, john maillis and crew posed on his sponge boat

Description

John Maillis (1935-2002) and his crew pose on the sponge boat Dorothy J. Mailli. John Maillis, known widely as John the Greek, was one of the most highly respected sponge divers. Raised in Kalymnos and Tarpon Springs, he began diving at 14 years old—following in the footsteps of his father. As a diver and boat captain, he was known for his strong work ethic and ability to find and harvest sponges. He was a diver for 67 years, and made his last dive at the age of 81.

Source

Tina Bucuvalas

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546097[1].jpg

Citation

“john maillis and crew,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed August 22, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2947.