Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Greek-American Sponge Fishermen Aid Red Cross" article - Tarpon Springs, Florida - 8 Feb 1918



GREEK-AMERICAN SPONGE
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.



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