June 30 - July 6


35 years ago 1978

A record-breaking 599-pound blue marlin was caught aboard the Grand Slam by Capt. Bill Kalb and Mate Andy Yergan.

The Seascape Inn on U.S. 98 in Destin was sold to Raymond and Judy Little of Montgomery, Ala.

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held for Skippers Restaurant on U.S. 98.


30 years ago 1983

Gov. Bob Graham vetoed a plan to build a causeway or bridge over Choctawhatchee Bay between Destin and Niceville.

The Destin Comfort Inn prepared to open on U.S. 98.

Jack Meyer was installed president of the Destin Lions Club and Celes Meyer was installed president of the Destin Lioness Club.


25 years ago 1988

About 100 dentists flew into Destin Airport for the 28th annual Flying Dentists Association Convention.

Jack Becklund, publisher of The Log for 14 years, bid Destin goodbye and headed for Minnesota.

Destin's tax base increased by $5.3 million from 1987 to 1988, after a $30 million jump between 1986 and 1987.

Ray Newman was installed president of the Destin Rotary Club and Bob Abernathy was named Rotarian of the Year.


20 years ago 1993

Waterview Towers III neared completion on Holiday Island.

For six years, ERA American Realty of Northwest Florida employees have planted small American flags on lawns in Destin just in time for Independence Day.


10 years ago 2003

Hawaiian Tropic Pageant held at Big Kahuna's to select babies, children and teens to continue on to Hawaiian Tropic nationals to choose models for ads and products.

Pat O'Brien's from New Orleans plans to open site in Destin by 2005 at HarborWalk.