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Antonios Lerios on sponge boat

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Title

Antonios Lerios on sponge boat

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, sponge industry

Description

Antonios Lerios checks out a boat for which he has supplied the mechanical parts. Born in Kalymnos, Lerios grew up in Istanbul, where he learned helmet making, ship mechanics, and other maritime crafts in the enormous shipyards. In 1913 he joined his father his father and brother in Tarpon Springs, where he was in great demand for making diving helmets, as well as for maintaining and producing the hardware necessary for the sponge boats.

Source

Mary Lerios Toth

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546103[1].jpg

Citation

“Antonios Lerios on sponge boat,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed September 18, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2953.