In 1999 the U.S. Coast Guard had plans to surplus the Crooked River Lighthouse and auction it off to the highest bidder.  It was at this time that the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association, Inc. (CLA) was formed by a dedicated group of local citizens with the goal of preserving, restoring, and opening the lighthouse to the public. 

In August 2001 the CLA, in conjunction with the City of Carrabelle, was successful in having the Lighthouse deeded to the City through the Federal Lands to Parks program.  Since that time the CLA and City officials have worked to obtain funding for the restoration of this historic treasure of Florida's "Forgotten Coast." 

Today, the CLA's members are devoted to the worthy cause of restoring this small piece of maritime history.  Through its efforts, the CLA has received funds from the Florida Lighthouse Association, the Florida Communities Trust, and the Florida Legislature.  These funds have made possible the restoration of the lighthouse and improvements to the land surrounding the lighthouse.

If you would like to help continue the work of maintaining the Crooked River Lighthouse, please join the CLA or make a tax deductible donation today.  We are an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

*The Carrabelle Lighthouse Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.