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Cruising Apalachicola

Preserving its heritage while looking to the future, Apalachicola has staked out a unique slice of Florida. Photos by George Sass Sr. Read the article here.

October 17, 2011

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SHRIMP BOAT CITY. A shrimp boat docked on the city pier is part of the large local fleet. George Sass, Sr.

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CASUAL DINING AT ITS BEST. Casual cafes, small family restaurants and oyster bars on the waterfront are a major part of the Apalachicola scene

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FACELIFT ON THE WATERFRONT. Downtown Water Street Park overlooking the Apalachicola River mixes the old with the new

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FIND YOUR TREASURE. The Tin Shed has a fascinating collection of nautical oddities and antiques

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FIND YOUR TREASURE. The Tin Shed is packed with nautical oddities and unique antiques for the cruising yachtsman

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THE OLD AND NEW. Shrimp boat docked along the Water Street Park on the Apalachicola River

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SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY. The restored Gibson Inn is located across from the Apalachicola Municipal Marina

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ALL BOATS ARE WELCOME. The Apalachicola Municipal Marina can handle all types of boats up to 45-feet in beam

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TASTEFUL GENTRIFICATION. Victorian era homes have been faithfully restored throughout Apalachicola

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SHOPPING WITH A VIEW. Many downtown shops and cafes are located on the waterfront

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TOUGH TIMES MAKE TOUGH MEN. A fisherman repairs his nets in Mill Pond, where the local fleet is moored

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FRESH CATCH OF THE DAY. Shrimpers are culling their catch of “hoppers” in the early morning along the Apalachicola River

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