I remember as a kid seeing a movie about sponge divers called ” Beneath the 12 Mile Reef” with Robert Wagner and Gilbert Roland. It was set in Tarpon Springs Florida.
When we visited Tarpon Springs I was surprised to see the sponge business thriving thinking sponges were all manufactured in factories today. It turns out the natural sponges are still considered superior by artists and make up professionals and although more expensive still high in demand.
Absecon is a city within Atlantic City New Jersey. This is not as unusual as it may seem. Beverly Hills,Burbank and Paradise Nevada are just a few of the many cities within cities. It was first incorporated in 1862 as a New Jersey town. The lighthouse is older than the town and was first lit in 1857. It is the third tallest lighthouse in the United States and beautifully maintained. You can buy a print of this image and see others at my commercial gallery by clicking here.