"Greek-American Sponge Fishermen Aid Red Cross" article - Tarpon Springs, Florida - 8 Feb 1918
FISHERMEN AID RED CROSS
Tarpon Springs, Fla., Feb. 8 (1918) -
The Greek-American sponge fishermen here have made one of the most unique gifts that the American Red Cross has yet received. Each fishing captain as his boat unloaded contributed a bunch of sponges to a lot being gathered for the Red Cross. The sponges were sold for $808 at public auction on the sponge exchange here, the only public sponge market in the United States. The money was sent to the Red Cross.