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Old 07-30-2015, 01:10 AM   #1
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Greetings. I have been working on a project for school that is about the history of spearfishing. While I found some pretty good information about the sport from browsing around online as well as a couple awesome books that I have read recently, I realized I haven't really heard much about the history of the sport in the Pensacola area.

At this point I am not even looking for anything for my project, I am just curious if anyone on here is willing to share any memories/stories from back in the day. Thought that it might make a good thread... For example anyone know who the first guys were that were going out and spearing around here? Anyone know when the first local spearfishing tournament was? Any comments on how spearing around here was different back in the 70's (or earlier) compared to now?

By the way, I'm sure a lot of folks have read the "Helldivers' Rodeo", but another one that I read that was really good is called the "Last of the Blue Water Hunters". It talks a lot about the evolution of spearfishing back in the 40's through probably the mid 80's.. Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:03 AM   #2
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You might want to read through this:
http://spearboard.com/showthread.php...light=100+ways
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This came from a post on here awhile back. It is on the Massachusettes. Notice the guy in the water with the fish. I remember a post with an old picture on this forum quite a while back of some spearfisherman with a boatload of grouper.
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I believe someone in that picture is Edwin Roberts Sr......You could probably contact Edwin or Tom Roberts. They are both chiropractors here in Pcola and should be easy to find there contact info. They should have some good info for you.
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I think one of them is Sea Lark
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Old 07-31-2015, 05:15 AM   #6
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I think one of them is SeaLark
Nope i'm not in that picture. Wasn't in this area Diving around Anna Maria Island at that time.
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I just took a look at those double tanks. They are Navy aluminum tanks. The ones with the round bottoms and double hose USDivers aqua lung regulators. Here's one of those double hose regulators, the hoses have rotted off.
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We made it to KW heres pictures running on the 7 mile bridge. Thats the old 7 mile bridge with a tree growing on it. Been down it many times about a foot between two passing cars. Local Spearfishing History-uploadfromtaptalk1438558754605-jpg
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Damn phone someone rotate the pict.
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Thanks for the responses. That is definitely an awesome photo and I enjoyed the story about the sea monster from the other post.
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