Crooked River Light House

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Grand Opening

We will have a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Crooked
River Lighthouse Keeper’s House Museum at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April
18, 2009.  The Carrabelle Chamber of Commerce is assisting the Carrabelle
Lighthouse Association to plan the dedication ceremony.  This date would   
open the Keeper’s House Museum one week before the Riverfront Festival   
which starts on April 25th, Florida Lighthouse Day.  www.carrabelleriverfrontfestival.com/

The Carrabelle Lighthouse Association will be selling discount tickets to
climb the Crooked River Lighthouse at the Riverfront Festival on Florida
Lighthouse Day, April 25th.  The discount ticket price will be $3.00 or 2
for $5.00.

The Museum will be open for tours after the ribbon cutting on April 18.
There will be a ribbon cutting reception in the museum with light snacks
and finger foods.  The museum will also be open from noon to 5:00 p.m. on
Sunday, April 19.

Starting the following week, the Crooked River Lighthouse Museum will be
open from noon to 5:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.  You will be able to
climb the Crooked River Lighthouse on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00
p.m.  The normal cost for climbing the Crooked River Lighthouse is $5.00
per person, except on Saturday, April 25, Florida  Lighthouse Day.

WE ARE SCHEDULING VOLUNTEERS TO STAFF THE CROOKED RIVER LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM.  IF YOU WORK IN THE GIFT SHOP, THERE WILL BE A CASH REGISTER TRAINING.  THE GIFT SHOP WLL ALSO BE EQUIPPED WITH A CREDIT CARD MACHINE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A VOLUNTEER, ALL ARLENE AT 850-697-9790.

The following Crooked River Lighthouse climbing rules will be enforced:

Crooked River Lighthouse Climbing Rules - adopted 12/03/08

The following regulations are in effect for climbing the Crooked River
Lighthouse so you can enjoy your visit and be safe.

Who can climb?

You must be 44" tall to climb the lighthouse. An adult must accompany
children age 12 or older who meet the height requirement.

Know your limitations! If you have any health conditions that might impact
your ability to climb, please don't try it. There are no landings. Drink
plenty of liquids before and after you climb. Remember, there are 138
steps. The top flight is very narrow.

You must watch your step and be alert. No flip-flops, bare feet, or high
heels are
allowed. Steps may be slippery. Use the handrail.

What can a person carry during the climb?

ONLY A CAMERA IS PERMITTED. No food or drinks and no smoking is allowed in
the lighthouse. No pets, no bags of any kind and no carrying of children
is allowed. Cell phone use in the tower is also not allowed.

How much does it cost to climb the tower?

$5.00 per person

Watch for insects.

Do not throw anything from the top of the tower.

The tower will be closed in inclement weather at the discretion of the
staff.

Limit of 5 people in the tower at one time. There may be a wait to climb.
Please limit your time at the top to 10 minutes to allow others to enjoy the
view.

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