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Exhibition of Skiathos Retired Naval Association On Sunday the 2nd of September at 8.00 pm will be the opening of an exhibition organized by Retired Seamen Association of Skiathos named "Pontoporeia",  the Skiathos shipping directions in time, at the Little Art and Culture Gallery (Papadiamantis 13), which will run to Sunday 26th of September..
The President of the Association, Captain and Retired Merchant Marine, Mr. John T. Parissis haw mentioned in the Expedition’s Press Release among others the following states:
"'And the line-line shore tied to rustle stopped the poor skiathos boats. Lambros Porfiras. Prayer to Papadiamantis soul.
It is worth to mention the names of the masters of shipbuilders and seafarers' families on the island. Virtually self-taught, practical, but endowed with the technical genius the shipbuilders of Skopelos Flounis, Giannoulis and Alexander handed the torch to Skiathians Stamatathes, Tzouvelekithes, Mytilileous etc. that built countless ships for the families Matarona, Trakosia, Kokkinou, Boura, Mafrogiali, Giakoumi, Damascou, Karpetis, Falcou, Politikari, Kaloithi, Kavouri etc.
But with the prevalence of steam, Skiathos  Marine shipping began to decline, since it adopted the new technology primarily for economic reasons.
Skiathos reappears dynamically in Shipping around 1920 with ship-owners Th. Epifaniathi, Koumbi, Fragista Giakoumi etc. At the same time, the occupation of the Skiathian with Marine shipping improved, Captains, engineers, radio operators and crews begin to travel with ships of their private countrymen and other Greek Ship-owners, and the island's economy begins to warm, especially after the Second World War but especially in the decades 1950-1980. The shipping remittances supports the reconstruction of the island, the bases for tourism development has purely navy color, since there is no family or house in Skiathos without navy or sailors. "

For more information about Shipbuilding in Skiathos please visit the relevant section on our website by clicking  http://www.skiathorama.com/en/culture/folk-culture/crafting/shipbuilting

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