The bayous in the Tarpon Springs area lead out to the Gulf of Mexico. Sponge diving was introduced into Tarpon Springs in the early 1900s. There is a good summary of the ebb and flow of the local industry in a wikipedia article on Tarpon Springs.  There are some great historical photos of the Sponge Industry on the History of Tarpon Springs website.

Sponge Dock Views:

Tomorrow I will post my favorite pictures, those on architecture and signage.

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