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Costas Klimantos accepting auction bid

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Title

Costas Klimantos accepting auction bid

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, sponge industry, Sponge Exchange

Description

Auctioneer and former diver Costas Klimantos accepts a bid from potential buyer George Smitzes at the Sponge Exchange on June 19, 1978. After a sale, the captain or owner is reimbursed for food and boat expenses, then each member of the team receives a share proportional to their work. Most boats spend a week or two in port before commencing another trip.

Creator

Dan Fager

Source

Tampa Tribune

Date

June 19, 1978

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546124[1].jpg

Citation

Dan Fager, “Costas Klimantos accepting auction bid,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed August 21, 2018, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2974.