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A postcard depicting a diver surfacing with a net full of sponges 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 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 a diver suiting up to go sponge diving 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 Company…

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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…

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A diving board at east side of Lake Charm in Oviedo, Florida. Walter Gwynn (1802-1882), comptroller for the State of Florida, bought the land south of Lake Jesup in 1859 and built his home on Lake Charm in 1868. His daughter, Martha Gwynn, is…