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Lighthouses of the Forgotten Coast
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When
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Address
C-Quarters Marina, 501 St. James Ave. (US Hwy 98), Carrabelle, FL 3322

Phone Number
(850) 697-2141

Email
carrabellehistorymuseum@gmail.com

Lighthouses of the Forgotten Coast

10 am - Noon.  Admission is free and open to the public.  

The Carrabelle History Museum is hosting a wonderful, free program about the Lighthouses of the Forgotten Coast, featuring the St. Marks Lighthouse and the Crooked River Lighthouse. The Carrabelle History Museum will be joined by Ken Clineman, Historic and environmental interpreter for St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, and Joan Matey, Curator for Crooked River Lighthouse. This program will be held Saturday, February 23, 10 am - 12 pm at C-Quarters Marina, 501 St. James Ave (Hwy 98), Carrabelle, FL.

Authorized in 1829, St Marks Lighthouse is the second oldest lighthouse in Florida. It has a long history as the beacon for the ports on the St Marks River. The history includes wars and hurricanes, but it also shares its history with the brave families that lived there while keeping the light. Recently restored, it is now open to the public on select days each month with interpretive exhibits sharing its stories.

The Crooked River Lighthouse was constructed to replace a series of lighthouses located on Dog Island and destroyed by storms. The 103-foot iron tower is the tallest on the Forgotten Coast. Built on its current site in 1895 and restored in 2007, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum and lighthouse tower are open to the public Wednesday thru Sunday.

Seating is first come, first served and is limited to the first 100. Funding in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council. For more information, contact 850-697-2141 or carrabellehistorymuseum@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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