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Stamas Boat Company employees

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Title

Stamas Boat Company employees

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, businesses

Description

Stamas Boat Company employees make recreational boats in a newly built facility on March 21, 1967. Peter and Nicholas Stamas learned wooden boat building from traditional Greek craftsmen as boys. While still at Tarpon Springs High School in the late 1930s, they received a first prize at the Florida State Fair for a 22-foot wooden cruiser that they built. Initially they built commercial and deep sea charter fishing boats. After World War II, the brothers started building boats regularly and established their company in 1952. By the late 1950s, the Stamas brothers recognized the potential of fiberglass and pioneered its use in boat construction. They switched entirely from wood to fiberglass in 1959. Today, Stamas is one of the oldest family owned and operated boat companies in the nation. Many features that are industry standards were originally Stamas innovations.

Creator

Flash Jarocki

Source

Tampa Tribune

Date

March 21, 1967

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546145[1].jpg

Citation

Flash Jarocki, “Stamas Boat Company employees,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed August 19, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2996.