Crooked River Lighthouse

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1975 Highway 98 West, Carrabelle, FL, USA
Crooked River Lighthouse - Crooked River Lighthouse
Crooked River Lighthouse - Crooked River Lighthouse
Crooked River Lighthouse - Crooked River Lighthouse
Crooked River Lighthouse - Crooked River Lighthouse
Crooked River Lighthouse - Crooked River Lighthouse
Crooked River Lighthouse - Crooked River Lighthouse
Crooked River Lighthouse - Keeper's house

Crooked River Lighthouse Carrabelle Reviews

grandmar grandmar
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Next to the Highway Mar 04, 2011
Originally built in 1895, there was a lighthouse in this area to aid in the shipping of cotton before the Civil War. It has been reactivated - it was inactive 1995-2007. It is now privately maintained It made two white flashes every 15 seconds. This is a "Sanibel class" lighthouse - a square pyramidal skeletal tower with central cylinder. The upper half is painted red and the lower half white. The original 4th order bivalve Henry Lepaute lens is on display at the Coast Guard Eighth District headquarters in New Orleans.

In the late 1990s the lighthouse was abandoned and deteriorating. The Carrabelle Lighthouse Association was formed in 1999 to work for restoration of the station. In 2000, the City of Carrabelle secured ownership of the site and leased it to the association. The state granted $298,000 for engineering studies and the start of a restoration, which was carried out in 2007. The lighthouse was relit with its original light pattern in a ceremony on 8 December 2007. A replica of the keeper's house was built in 2008-09 to serve as a visitor center and museum. In April 2012, the original wash house, a small outbuilding, was recovered and brought back to the light station. The original keeper's house was sold and relocated 2 miles (3 km) west to a waterfront location at 2463 Highway 98 (Google has a satellite view). It was reported in poor condition as of January 2003, but it was later repaired and in 2011 it was for sale for $269,000. Located on the inland side of US 98 just west of Carrabelle Beach. Site open sunrise to sunset; museum open Thursday through Sunday afternoons, tower open Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Crooked River Lighthouse
Crooked River Lighthouse
Crooked River Lighthouse
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