Thanks to generous members of the Carrabelle Lighthhouse Association, we have a new sign.
Planning a wedding? Consider exchanging your vows at the top of the lighthouse!
Winter 2010 Newsletter pdf file (624kb)
Our December 2008 Newsletter is available for download
Winter 2008 Newsletter (322kb)
The Official Lighting of the Crooked River Lighthouse Beacon took place on Saturday, December 8th at Lighthouse Park as part of the City of Carrabelle Holiday on the Harbor & Boat Parade of Lights. Also, at this event visitors were introduced to the newest addition to Lighthouse Park, a children’s playground, anchored by a 70 foot long pirate ship, the Carrabella.
Our December 2007 Newsletter is available for download in Adobe PDF format!
Winter 2007 Newsletter (37 kb)
Our August 2007 Newsletter is available for download in Adobe PDF format!
Summer 2007 Newsletter (30 kb)
CLA Historian, John Canetta, has compiled a Crooked River Lighthouse Timeline. It can be downloaded here in PDF format.
Lighthouse Timeline (26 kb)
The October, 2008 Florida Lighthouse Association meeting will be held at the Crooked River Lighthouse!
Our Summer 2007 Newsletter is available for download in Adobe PDF format!
Summer 2007 Newsletter - News (26 kb)
As part of the restoration effort, we are working with the Coast Guard to install a navigation light in the Crooked River Lighthouse and re-commission the light!
In 2007 The Governor Crist and the Florida Legislature designated funding in the neighborhood of $400,000 for a park and restoration, which includes building a replica of the Keeper's house for a museum.
Kenneth Smith, Architects, Jacksonville, was approved by the Carrabelle City Commission as the awarding bid winner to perform the assessment and begin restoration in Spring of 2007, Extreme Makeover - Lighthouse Edition - Season Premier. Phase I is to be completed in 6 months.
The City of Carrabelle, on behalf of the CLA, was awarded a grant from The Florida Communities Trust for the purpose of purchasing two acres of land surrounding the lighthouse. A management plan is in place for the development of a public "park." The land is cleared and new picnic tables are in place under a covered pavilion. The park is open 365 days, dawn to dusk.
The CLA was awarded $15,000 from the Franklin County Tourist Development Council to conduct a fundraising event. October 14 started with a Family Pirates Picnic, complete with strolling pirate minstrels, a treasure hunt in our manmade beach, food, fun, and games. Later that evening a dinner-dance for the adults took place. Proceeds from the day's events exceeded $6000. These funds will be applied as matching funds for a grant application for Phase II of the restoration.
Cruise Raffle: Stephanie Dingler
Quilt: Kathi Jones
Essay Contest: Angela Ochala
Tackiest Tourist: Skip Frink and Doug Dedrick (tied for first place)
Click here to view photos from the event.
Carrabelle Lighthouse Association meetings are held at 5:30pm on the first Tuesday of every month at the Keeper's House Museum at the Crooked River Lighthouse Park.