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Eastpoint, Florida: Big Charles: Famous Log

Big Charles is a 15,000-pound cypress log, hauled out of the Apalachicola River in 2015. It may be thousands of years old. It has its own historical plaque (and name). Florida loves its cypress logs.

117 US-98, Eastpoint, FL
In the parking lot of Pisces Interiors. On the north side of US Hwy 98, just east of the bridge across East Bay to Apalachicola.
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Big Charles the Log.

Big Charles: Famous Log

Big Charles is still in the parking lot, but the building is now occupied by Pisces Interiors.

[Beth Walker, 03/02/2024]

Home decorating businesses come and go, but Big Charles has remained a log for an estimated 1,000+ years.

Big Charles, Famous Log

Sadly, Big Charles is not being preserved that well. It's currently rotting away.

[PualD, 09/12/2020]

Big Charles, Famous Log.

Big Charles, Famous Log

If you are driving by "Big Charles," why not stop. It's not out of the way. Cool to see a tree this old.

[Patty, 01/08/2020]

Big Charles the cypress log.

Big Charles, Famous Log

Big Charles is a 15,000-pound cypress log, probably thousands of years old. It was found submerged 12 miles up the Apalachicola River in September 2014. It was well-protected under 30 feet of mud and was only recovered by Justin Golden and Jeremy Nowling on May 22, 2015 after river dredging occurred. The Tiffin family purchased the log on May 26, 2015 in order to keep it in Franklin County, Florida, so it would remain a permanent part of its history.

[Carl McCaskey, 11/24/2015]

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