Samarkos Bros. sponge boats
Tarpon Springs, Greek community, Samarkos Bros. sponge boats docked at Sponge Docks
Sponge boats Samarkos Bros, Eleni, Posidon, Anna, Democratia, and Anastases are moored at the Sponge Docks in 1949. Despite the many boats seen here, by the late 1940s the sponge beds had been devastated by a red tide that killed sponges, many businesses closed, and most men found other occupations or went to work for the steel mills in the north.
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