Liquid Addiction Charters, Capt. Taft Taunton
Capt. Taft Taunton is retired Navy, USCG licensed and insured, and grew up fishing these waters. He fishes the exceptional 2016 Sportsman Platinum Masters 247 center console. Inshore Bay and flats plus Offshore fishing available on St. Joseph’s Bay, Indian Pass, Crooked Island, East Bay and Cape San Blas and the Gulf of Mexico.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Phone: 850-899-0366 cell or 850-227-1249
Web Site: http://www.liquidaddictioncharters.com
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Apalachicola, Florida is Old Florida as it was meant to be. This small coastal north Florida city is at the center of Florida's rich history.
Apalachicola was established in 1831. Shipping cotton was Apalachicola’s big industry and it soon became the third largest port on the Gulf of Mexico. By the 1850s, the waterfront was lined with brick warehouses and broad streets to handle the loading and unloading of cotton. Steamboats laden with cotton came down the River and were unloaded. Then small shallow draft schooners (lighters) shuttled the cargo to ships moored offshore.
As the railroads expanded throughout the United States, a new industry took shape in the city. Home to large cypress forests, Franklin County developed several big lumber mills in the late 1800s. Lumber magnates built many of the magnificent historic homes that line our streets.
By the end of the 19th century, oysters and seafood became an important industry. Today Franklin County harvests more than 90% of Florida’s oysters and 10% of the oysters consumed in the nation. Shrimp, blue crab and finfish are also very important commercially, bringing in over $11 million worth of seafood to Franklin County docks annually.
Today, visitors to the town of Apalachicola can browse through the City’s unique galleries, stores and antique shops....(more to come soon)
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