It was another perfect day in Tarpon Springs, FL. The temperature was in the mid 70's, bright and sunny with little humidity. We ubered over to the Sponge Docks on the other side of the Anclote River. Tarpon Springs history is tied up in sponge industry. In the late 1800's, sponges were found in the area. Divers from Greece were recruited for the work of diving. They, in turn, recruited their families, who built Greek Churches, ran Greek restaurants, and ran Greek grocery stores.
Much of the credit goes to John Cocoris, for whom this mural memorializes sponge diving is along Dodecanese Blvd. where the sponge docks are located.
The Greek influence was everywhere. The Agora Food Market was in a building built in 1927 by F. Stavrakis.
A fish festival was going on today too and we bought a wooden trivet that opens to a fruit bowl. It is perfect for saving space on the boat. We did get a good laugh about an advertisement for a Husband Sitting Service offering a 65 foot TVs. We thought our son-in-law might like that.
It was a fun way to spend the day. We gave the boat a quick cleaning when we got back. It still had a good coating of salt from our gulf crossing on it.
Tomorrow, we will head south for a few days in St. Petersburg.