This statue of an anonymous sponge diver stands at the edge of the dock in Tarpon Springs, Florida, representing and dedicated to the sponge divers of that town through its history. (See writing below.)
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Tarpon Springs was incorporated in 1887, largely by Greek immigrants who developed the region’s sponge-diving industry. The atmosphere is still heavily Greek, as evidenced by shops and eateries along the docks, and downtown boasts antiques stores and galleries.