Choctawhatchee Bay

The legend of Billy Bowlegs

The legend of Billy Bowlegs

Stories about buried treasure have and always will capture the imagination of those possessing an adventurous spirit. For some, just the thought of buried riches is enough to quicken the pulse. More common perhaps than any other legend however are stories involving pirates and buried treasure. No matter the pirate, Blackbeard, Bellamy, Lafitte or otherwise, […]

U.S. Navy Tomahawk missile terminated in Choctawhatchee Bay

U.S. Navy Tomahawk missile terminated in Choctawhatchee Bay

A U.S. Navy Tactical Tomahawk missile conducting a routine flight test operation near Eglin AFB April 19 terminated in Choctawhatchee Bay before completing its mission. There were no injuries and no property was damaged at the site. The inert missile is used exclusively for flight testing and does not carry explosive or radioactive material. The […]

Flight and boat operations in Choctawhatchee Bay and Gulf of Mexico

Flight and boat operations in Choctawhatchee Bay and Gulf of Mexico

Residents may experience noise when the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group conducts boat operations in the Gulf of Mexico and the Choctawhatchee Bay, Feb. 8-11. Preparatory boat operations will take place in the bay Feb. 3. Each morning, fighter aircraft will release munitions between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. approximately eight to 20 nautical miles south […]

Pensacola man dies in crash, cars ends up in bay

Pensacola man dies in crash, cars ends up in bay

A Pensacola man died March 6 following an early morning single-vehicle-accident in Okaloosa County in which the vehicle ultimately ended up in Choctawhatchee Bay. The Florida Highway Patrol reported 29-year-old Reuben Charcas was driving westbound on Highway 98 on Okaloosa Island when his vehicle went into the center median, the driver then overcorrected and the […]