Images of Working Waterfronts: Tarpon Springs

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A working watefront is a district where water-dependent activity, such as ports and fishing docks, are in great abundance. Just about every city on the coast or a river has their own version. However, as time goes on, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find those that have been able to maintain their historic character. Tarpon Springs' Sponge Docks, along the Anclote River, is one of those special places.

The E.R. Meres Sponge Packing House is a historic site a few blocks south of the Sponge Docks. Originally completed in 19??, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

Athens Street

Dodecanese Boulevard. The Sponge Docks District still thrives as both a historic working waterfront and current tourist destination.

An example of cost effective public accessible restrooms.

The aftermath of a deep sea fishing trip.

Hellas Restaurant and Bakery.

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