Greek Orthodox "Blessing of Waters" off Rainbow Pier, 1958
Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Emery. Date: 1957-01-05. Reporter: Emery to Fiske. Assignment: Greek Orthodox 'Blessing of the Waters' off Rainbow Pier, Long Beach (aboard fishing boat Sea Angler). 36: Bishop Demetrios giving special blessing to Nick Floor -- 17 -- of 3100 W. 78th Street, Los Angeles, who recovered cross. 55: Floor climbing aboard after winning scramble of swimmers for the cross cast overboard. Various shots swimmers in water, procession on Finger Pier (extension of Rainbow Pier). Bishop Demetrios holding cross".