10.10.2007

Pete "the Greek" Skaroulis

This is Pete "the Greek" Skaroulis. He's was the focus of my story in Red Bays, Bahamas. He employs a majority of the males in Red Bays, by organizing boats to go out sponging and crayfishing. Once they get back from their 1-3 week long expeditions collecting the goods, he buys them from the workers at an extremely cheap price and sells them abroad. He's connected to Tarpon Springs and supplies them with all their sponges. He also sends sponges to Europe and Greece. Without him, the people of Red Bays would have a very hard time selling their sponges, so many of them cherish his presence. He is 76 and still going strong. He is missing half of his feet from barracuda poisoning and still uses Viagara. He's quite the character.

In this photo, he is dropping off a crew to go out to fix one of his boats that broke down.

4 comments:

Jeremiah Wilson said...

i wish i could have around pete more - hes like a character from a movie

kohl threlkeld said...

Damn tim. this is definetly my favorite. This picture has something about it that makes you feel.

Justin said...

Yassou, ti kanis?

Your Andros photos are great. I sent Mike this blog to suggest that blogspot would be fine for him to use for Thailand photos. He said, "Whoa he has some awesome pics."

Melvin said...

wow, great post...
thanks for this post...
I like this blog.........

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