National Geographic : 1947 Jan
APfrom Press Ass'n. Splash of a. Gold Cross Thrown into Spring Bayou Sends Greek Youths Divingfor the Church's Blessing Thousands of visitors jam Tarpon Springs every January 6 to watch the Greek colony's elaborate all-day Epiphany celebration. Aspart oftheobservance, thecross is tossed into the bayou. Greek youths dive to recover the precious emblem (page 136). Later, the waters, so important tothis sponge-fishing colony, areblessed.