This town is rich in old Florida history, it has been a great place to rest relax and explore this week. In 1849, Apalachicola physician Dr. John Gorrie (1802–1855) discovered the cold-air process of refrigeration and patented an ice machine in 1850. He had experimented to find ways to lower the high temperatures of fever patients. His patent laid the groundwork for development of modern refrigeration and air-conditioning, making Florida and the South more livable year round. The city has a monument to him, and a replica of his ice machine is on display in the John Gorrie Museum. John Gorrie Memorial Bridge, originally built in 1935 and rebuilt in 1988, carries U.S. 98 across Apalachicola Bay to Eastpoint, Florida.
In the late 19th century and early 20th century, the sponge trade, led by Greek immigrants, was a major industry in town.
This was a picture in the Apalachicola Maritime Museum here, I like what it has to say about Florida. We are all so lucky to be living in this beautiful state, so close to nature. The Maritime Museum is definitely worth checking out
More than 90% of Florida’s oyster production is harvested from Apalachicola Bay.