I was there as a 13 yr. old and I DID go to Sponge Docks. I remember seeing the octopi in formaldahyde and all of the sea shells and stuff like that. My paternal grandfather retired to Clearwater so we traveled from Ohio to visit. It was the last time I saw him because he died a couple of years later from a stroke. Tarpon Springs was a little backwater back then and I understand that it has grown tremendously since.