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Climb the Crooked River Lighthouse at Full Moon
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When
Sunday, September 19, 2021

Address
Crooked River Lighthouse, 1975 Hwy 98, Carrabelle, FL

Phone Number
(850) 697-2732

Website
www.crookedriverlighthouse.org

Email
carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com

Climb the Crooked River Lighthouse at Full Moon

The Crooked River Lighthouse will be hosting a Full Moon Lighthouse Climb on Sunday, September 19, from 7-10 pm in Carrabelle, FL. Visitors can enjoy this opportunity to see the gorgeous natural surroundings of the St. George Sound and Carrabelle Beach under the under the glow of the rising full Harvest Moon or Corn Moon. Paul Eagleheart from the Lipan Apachee Tribe will be conducting a Native American drum ceremony during the event. Guests can also enjoy the fire pit (weather permitting). Bring a chair and enjoy the evening. The museum and gift shop will be open for browsing and shopping.

In honor of the Harvest or Corn Moon, the lighthouse will be hosting an informal drumming circle during this event. Anyone that has a drum is welcome to bring it and join in. There will be a few provided so anyone interested is welcome to try their hand. The Harvest Moon is the full moon nearest the start of fall or the autumnal equinox. This full moon name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn and other crops were harvested.

In addition to the informal drum circle, Paul Eagleheart from the Lipan Apachee Tribe of Texas will be joining this event. He will be doing a sacred, Native American drum ceremony in honor of the full moon. Paul Eagleheart has done many ceremonies for causes including protection of sacred sites. He will begin the ceremony with a prayer song and will be explaining several Native American traditions.

The climb to the top of the tallest Forgotten Coast lighthouse rewards bold climbers with breathtaking views of the bay. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for kids. All climbers must be 44 inches tall. Due to the popularity of the Full Moon Climbs, advance reservations are required for those who wish to climb the lighthouse tower during this event. Call 850-697-2732.

A limited number of climbers (max of 7) are allowed at one time. There will be a time limit for viewing from the top. Guests who would like a more leisurely climbing experience are welcome to enjoy one of the daytime climbs available every Wednesday through Sunday. Masks are welcome but not required. 

Crooked River Lighthouse is located in Carrabelle, just west of the Carrabelle Public Beach Park at 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle. For more information, contact the Museum and Gift Shop at 850-697-2732, carrabellelighthouse@gmail.com or https://www.crookedriverlighthouse.com/. Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.

 

Photo 1: Pictured, from left, are Richard Greybull, Paul “Eagleheart” McGee and Dewey Emfinger singing and drumming.  Photo credit: The Southeast Sun
Photo 2: Full Moon over Crooked River Lighthouse. Photo by David Stahler. 

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