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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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