This is a satellite image from NASA showing the area immediately surrounding Apalachicola. There are three distinct environments within easy reach of our dock: The Gulf of Mexico, Apalachicola Bay, and the Apalachicola River system.
Artificial or Man Made Ice invented in Apalachicola, Fl in 1844
Dr. Gorrie invented the ice-making machine and is considered the father of air conditioning and refrigeration. Gorrie’s invention began with an attempt to cure Yellow Fever during an outbreak in Apalachicola in 1841. Convinced that cold was a healer, he advocated the use of ice to cool sickrooms and reduce fever.In 1844, American physician, John Gorrie, built a refrigerator to make ice to cool the air for his yellow fever patients. Some historians think that Doctor Gorrie may have also invented the first ice cube tray since it was documented that his patients were also receiving iced drinks.
Apalachicola native – Richard Heyser – Finds Missiles in Cuba
Then Maj. Richard S. Heyser flew the frist U-2 mission over Cuba on Oct. 14, 1962 he took photos of soviet missile silos he then reported to President Kennedy a photo of Mr. Heyser sitting with President Kennedy in the oval office explaining what he saw and pointing it out in the photos is on the wall of his home in Apalachicola Richard retired a Lt. Col he was a great man and a good friend.