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Tarpon Springs: Some forty years ago when the fleet was in, you could see as many as a hundred boats tied up at Sponge Fleet Docks, and the wharf was noisy with fishermen smoking water-pipes, drinking, playing cards, threading sponges on lengths of sturdy cord. Today, Tarpon Springs is still very much the Greek community it was then, but only a handful of boats sail for the sponge beds off Florida's west coast, and the docks are designated a National Historic Landmark.