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Old 05-30-2010, 12:25 AM   #1
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Default Post in the Water in Perdido Bay off of Lillian Hwy??

I have lived here all my life but in Santa Rosa county and have always wondered why are all the pillings in the water off of Lillian Hwy in Perdido Bay. Think I have the road and body of water correct.??? I can understand old dock pilling close to the bank but why are there pillings way out in the water? Was it an old restaurant or something? Just curious.

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Old 05-30-2010, 12:27 AM   #2
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From what I was told it was pilings from an old logging or paper mill.

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Old 05-30-2010, 01:01 AM   #3
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I was told by an old guy that the old mill that used to be there floated the logs in between them. Not sure how much truth there is to that .
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Default RE: Post in the Water in Perdido Bay off of Lillian Hwy??

That is why that area is called Millview.
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Old 05-30-2010, 02:38 AM   #5
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Default RE: Post in the Water in Perdido Bay off of Lillian Hwy??

It certainly looks "fishy", How deep is it and what's the bottom like?

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Old 05-30-2010, 02:43 AM   #6
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Huge timber operations from there to 100 miles north, mostly before 1900.

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<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama_and_Gulf_Coast_Railway">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama_and_Gulf_Coast_Railway</a>

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Old 05-30-2010, 02:44 AM   #7
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Default RE: Post in the Water in Perdido Bay off of Lillian Hwy??

Papermill dead silt. Some flounder hang around them sometimes.

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Old 05-30-2010, 03:04 AM   #8
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I have wondered that my entire life as well. For the most part, the water there is dead with the exeptionto the catfish and stigrays withoccasional flounder. I've waded all through the bay and about 8- percent of it is just waist deep ALL the way across.
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:13 AM   #9
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I think there was a very large concentration of chemicals dumped in that bay. The bottom is all silt and little to no plant life except for some on the edges.

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fourwinns (29/05/2010)I have lived here all my life but in Santa Rosa county and have always wondered why are all the pillings in the water off of Lillian Hwy in Perdido Bay. Think I have the road and body of water correct.??? I can understand old dock pilling close to the bank but why are there pillings way out in the water? Was it an old restaurant or something? Just curious.

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<span style="font-size: 16pt;">A Brief History of Perdido Bay by Jim Lane

<span style="font-size: 15pt; font-style: italic;"><sup>...Logging was a big industry on the bay for many years, and for part of the time, logs were moved to Pensacola Bay by taking them through a man-made cut dug approximately where the intracoastal waterway now connects Perdido Bay and Big Lagoon...</sup><br style="font-style: italic;"><br style="font-style: italic;"><span style="font-size: 15pt; font-style: italic;"><sup>...The sawmills at Millview closed down about the turn of the twentieth century, and the shores of the bay remained largely unsettled until the 1940's. There were few houses that fronted the bay. From my recollection, there was an average of about one house per quarter mile along Lillian Highway in Florida...

</sup><span style="font-size: 15pt;"><sup>http://www.friendsofperdidobay.com/hispb.htm</sup><span style="font-size: 15pt; font-style: italic;"><sup>

</sup><span style="font-size: 15pt; font-family: Tahoma;"><sup>The rest of the article is pretty interesting also.</sup><span style="font-size: 15pt; font-style: italic;"><sup>




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