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A postcard depicting a sightseeing boat at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Exchange in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon Springs began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and…

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A postcard depicting a view of the sponge exchange and sponge fleet in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge…

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A postcard depicting men unloading sponges at the sponge exchange in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Sponge harvesting in Tarpon began in 1852 when Walter Lowe sailed to Anclote Key to secure cargo containing sponges. The Anclote and Rock Island Sponge…