In the Dec. 14 Times, Chasing Shadows asked if anyone knew the ultimate fate of the sponge boat Apalachicola built here in 1927.
To our great surprise and delight, Despina George immediately posted the following on Facebook: “To answer Lois' question of the week, the Apalachicola is now on display at the sponge exchange in Tarpon Springs, where its builder is now apparently misidentified as George Castrinos of Apalachicola.”
Thanks Despina. I plan to make a trip to Tarpon Springs in the near future and will stop off at the sponge exchange with a copy of the 1927 article from the Times. Looking at this sign, it appears that either there were two Apalachicola’s or somebody got quite a bit wrong when they set up the display.