Tarpon Springs, Florida: Sponge Diver Memorial Statue

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Address:
Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, FL
Directions:
Across from the Sponge Exchange, just west of Athens St. on Dodecanese Blvd.
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Sponge Diver memorial.

Sponge Diver Memorial Statue

A bronze statue pays tribute to Tarpon Springs' historic sponge industry and its heroic divers.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/18/2012]

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Sponge Divers Memorial.

Diver's Memorial - Spongeworthy?

Around Halloween things were a little off in Tarpon Springs. During the night, an unknown prankster had quietly augmented the bronze statue to heroic sponge divers with a jaunty sponge hat (A natural sponge, natch). Seemed like a fitting costume for a sculpture across from the old Sponge Exchange.

What was surprising to us is this bit of heresy stayed in place for hours, and was still there when we left. A Sponge Docks tradition...?

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 11/06/2014]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Live Sponge Diving Boat TourLive Sponge Diving Boat Tour, Tarpon Springs, FL - < 1 mi.
SpongeoramaSpongeorama, Tarpon Springs, FL - < 1 mi.
Greek Shrine to Archangel MiracleGreek Shrine to Archangel Miracle, Tarpon Springs, FL - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Beach Tomb of Morris the Cat, Gulfport, FL - 29 mi.

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