The Real Sponge Bob

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.

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Sponge Bob

Sponge Bob

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Parking with a Sneer

Tarpon Springs is a beautiful little town that is known as the sponge Capitol of the USA. You can see the boats loaded with sponges in the harbor. Most of the parking lots were full, yet this one was completely empty. Even so, we couldn’t bring ourselves to park here.

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Parking with a Sneer

Parking with a Sneer