A trading post called Cottonton was located on the current site of Apalachicola. In 1827, the town was incorporated as West Point. Apalachicola received its current name in 1831, by an Act of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida.
Before the development of railways in the Gulf states, Apalachicola was the third busiest port in the Gulf of Mexico (behind New Orleans and Mobile). In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the sponge trade, led by Greek immigrants, was a major industry in the town. Apalachicola is still the home port for a variety of seafood workers, including oyster harvesters and shrimpers. More than 90% of Florida's oyster production is harvested from Apalachicola Bay. Every year the town hosts the Florida Seafood Festival. The bay is well protected by St. Vincent Island, Flag, Sand, St. George Island, and Cape St. George Island.
Hi my friends,
thank you so much for all your nice comments to my post from this morning. I really appreciate your words. Tomorrow I will post a wonderful sunset that I have captured this evening. This was a beautiful sunset again since a long time, after living more than a year at the Atlantic site where only sunrises happen, are sunsets also for me something exciting. Come back tomorrow - see ya'there! :)
Susanne and David