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  City of Carrabelle-Chartered in 1893 by the Florida Legislature

The history of Dog Island and Carrabelle, Florida, includes a wonderful mix of Indians, shipping, bootlegging, logging and battles. This charming town was a fishing village prior to the Civil War, isolated from the rest of Franklin County by the lack of bridges and paved roads. After the war, it became an internationally known lumber town, shipping wood from the hundreds of thousands of acres of surrounding virgin forest. Turpentine, distilled from pine sap, was shipped via schooners from the natural deep water port on the Carrabelle River. 

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Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum
Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum
Museum Hours: Monday through Thursday 1:00-4:00 pm Friday 12:00-4:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-2 pm Visitors of all ages are welco...
Carrabelle History Museum
Carrabelle History Museum
Museum Hours: Thursday - Friday - Saturday 10 am to 5 PM The Carrabelle History Museum is truly a community treasure. Housed in...
Crooked River Lighthouse
Crooked River Lighthouse
Museum Hours: Wednesday -Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday Noon to 5 PM Enjoy a climb to the top of the Lighthouse tower o...
Dog Island Lighthouse-Replaced by Crooked River
Dog Island Lighthouse-Replaced by Crooked River
The Dog Island Lighthouse was the first lighthouse, a 50-foot brick tower and was completed in 1839. A storm in 1842 destroyed th...
Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc.
Friends of the Governor Stone, Inc.
The National Historic Landmark Schooner GOVERNOR STONE is the last know working shallow draft Gulf Coast schooner. Our mission i...
World's Smallest Police Station
World's Smallest Police Station
In the early 1960's, Carrabelle's police phone was located in a call box that was bolted to a building at the corner of U.S. Hi...

 

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