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tourist industry blossomed here with the sponge industry as visitors came to the
city to see
the sponge divers and find souvenirs. Some of the original shops and restaurants
remain at the docks today, owned by the same families that started them in the
1920’s. Here in the heart of Greek culture and tradition, today’s visitor
can shop, eat, takecruises down
the Anclote River to the Gulf of Mexico, go deep sea fishing, visit the
salt-water aquarium, see a movie depicting the sponge industry, and watch a
sponge diving exhibition.