The History of Sailing in Destin Part One

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 it’s shores by Don Francisco Tapia. Destin’s immediate history dates back to 1845 when a fisherman named Leonard Destin first moved from Connecticut and established his home here.

The History Of Sailing

The first known depiction of the sailboat is dated somewhere between 5000 and 5500 BCE and was discovered in Kuwait on a painted disc. As technology improved, explorers from many countries were able to sail in more severe climates and for longer distances. Throughout world and Florida history, sailing proved beneficial. Some of these benefits were for trade, war, transportation and fishing. The use of sailboats for intercontinental purposes subsequently started transitioning after the invention of the steamboat around 1830.

 

Many of the advances in yachting technology came from the fishing industry and local commercial packets. Even pirates contributed to the advances, because small, fast, and highly maneuverable vessels proved successful.

Quoted from Wikipedia

Modern Day Sailing In Destin

In current days, sailing a charter boat has become one of the most popular water excursions for locals and vacationers alike. Sailing the beautiful waters of Destin is the best way to catch a sunrise or sunset, dolphin sightings, offers fun for the entire family and even sets the stage for a romantic time spent with your significant other. There is no other form of travel that is more enjoyable and relaxing than this.

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