Smile N Wave Sailing Adventures - Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, Volume 18, published 1899 – United States Fish Commission, pages 341-343

The History Of Sailing In Destin Part Two

While researching for our blog, we had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with several interesting people. We journeyed into Destin and met Mr. David A Krebs the owner of Ariel Seafood who generously shared information about his family’s history, the first family to invest in a commercial venture of Sailing In Destin. We also spoke with Kathy Blue, the director of Destin History and Fishing Museum.     Whether you are a local...

Smile N Wave Sailing Adventures - Featured Image for The History Of Sailing In Destin Part One - Peeter's Sea storm

The History of Sailing in Destin Part One

Before we understand the history of Sailing In Destin, we should with some general history of the area. The history of Destin goes back as early as the seventh century A.D.  It was during this time that American Indians first populated the area. Afterwards, in 1538, Spanish explorers examined the expanse. Finally, in 1693, the first map was developed of the East Pass and its shores by Don Francisco Tapia. Destin’s immediate history dates back to 1845...

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