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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Apalachicola
















We made our second visit to Apalachicola, FL during our stay here on the “forgotten coast”. We were here three years ago and I am glad to note that the town still seems to be doing reasonably well.

It has been an important port town since the early 1800’s, once being the host to the Cotton Exchange. The waterfront was lined with cotton warehouses and brokerages during that period. It was also the home of the first sponge exchange, which interestingly moved to our last stop of Cedar Key. After that the exchange was moved to another of our favorite Florida ports-Tarpon Springs.

Today, it remains an important fishing village, with rich oyster beds located in the nearby waters. It has also had some success with making itself a tourist attraction with restaurants, gift shops and the other usual touristy stuff.

It still has that feel of a port town and well worth a visit.

7 comments:

Gail and Rick said...

Enjoy the rest of your time there. Looks like an interesting place to visit. My list is getting longer and longer :) Merry Christmas!

Luci & Loree said...

Oh, that is where i originally was going to go! Still have to get there. You are coming to Emerald Bch rv!!! that is right where i am!! #6, so will see you tomorrow!

Judy and Emma said...

Seems like it's been close to 40 years since I've been in that neck of the woods! Maybe some day I'll return. :)

Rick and Paulette said...

A lot of history in those pictures of the old buildings, boats and docks. Nice to hear Apalachicola appears to be doing o.k. It's also nice to see pictures of Florida that aren't just the normal glitzy ones from Palm Beach, Miami Beach and Ft. Lauderdale etc.

BIGDAWG AND FREEWAY* said...

nice shots of the foggy marina today!..love the poor kitty!!.homeless??

meowmomma said...

Oh those are awesome photo's today and you just know I love that cat! What a photogenic little area and you certainly had the eye!!

Thanks for sharing it!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

Love looking at history through pictures! Looks like you guys are having a great time :)


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