A special place

"If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, it is a special place where I spend my afternoon."

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Tin Shed

"The Tin Shed"
   The nearest "big city" for the people on St. George Island, is Apalachicola. It has a Piggly Wiggly, a pharmacy, a book store, post office, courthouse, and an old movie theater that has music and plays during the winter months, when the snow birds come.
     And there's no shortage of restaurants in Apalachicola, with some of the best seafood you've ever had. Most of it caught that day.
   At one time, Apalachicola was considered the third largest port city in the Gulf of Mexico. It now boasts a population of about 2400 people in an area of 2.7 square miles.
    Although it still harbors shrimp boats and accommodates vessels coming through needing fuel, Apalachicola is now mainly a port city for tourists.
   Most of the shops are filled with unique souvenirs, antiques, and all different kinds of art, done by one of the many artists in the area. But, there's one store that's different. The Tin Shed.
  The Tin Shed is a store filled with all the things you'd associate with the sea. Nautical artifacts.   
  They've got old maps, buoys, compasses, sharks teeth. Even a few cypress totem poles. There's treasures from old shipwrecks. Large bins filled with shells, sponges, coral, and sea glass sit throughout the store. And on the walls are old pictures and posters, of what Apalachicola used to be like.
   The art of trading is still practiced at the shed too. So the inventory changes all the time. You can go and just look around. You're bound to see something different every time you go. 
  The Tin Shed has been in Apalachicola for over 15 years, and with everything the sea has to offer, I don't think it's going anywhere anytime soon. 


1 comment:

  1. Very interesting shop. The town sounds like a nice place to visit also. Thanks for sharing.