Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sponge Diver

Tarpon Springs, Florida, US was the sponge capital of the world when around 1900, huge quantity of sponge beds were discovered offshore. Greek immigrants were hired to work as divers and by 1930's the sponge industry of Tarpon Springs was very productive, generating millions of dollars a year. Here's a statue of a diver with his sponge collection

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