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Tarpon Springs: Much more than sponge docks

Tarpon Spring, Florida

Tarpon Springs is internationally known for its sponge docks, developed by experienced Greek divers in the late 1800s.

The Greek restaurants and sponge shops along Dodecanese Boulevard are a must-see. Make a day of it and see the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art or stop at Saint Somewhere Brewing Company for a cold one, too.

Lesser-known fact: The city was settled by a South Carolina family. A. W. Ormond and his daughter Mary built a cabin near Spring Bayou in 1876. The fish that jumped in the bayou caught her eye and she proposed the name Tarpon Springs.

Keeley LaForme, B2 Communications

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