Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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.