Crooked River Lighthouse History

Crooked River Lighthouse History (HM27N5)

Location: Carrabelle, FL 32322 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 49.638', W 84° 42.051'

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The Crooked River Lighthouse, built in 1895, replaced three lighthouses on Dog Island that over the years were destroyed by storms. The lightstation grounds originally included a house for both the Keeper and the Assistant Keeper, and several outbuildings. At first the lighthouse was painted metallic brown, then the lower half was painted white, and finally the present daymark of the upper half red and the lower half white was chosen. After being electrified in 1933, the lighthouse was automated and unmanned in 1952. In 1964 the two houses and all outbuildings were sold and removed from the site. The original 4th Order lens was removed by the Coast Guard in 1976, due to mercury leakage in the float container. The lens was replaced by a modern optic and this beacon remained in operation until the lighthouse was decommissioned in 1995.

In 1999 the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association was formed to restore, preserve, and open the lighthouse to the public. This goal was achieved between 2007-2009. An acrylic replica of the original glass Fresnel lens was installed and the lighthouse serves as an aid to navigation once again.
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HM NumberHM27N5
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Date Added Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 722160 N 3301866
Decimal Degrees29.82730000, -84.70085000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 49.638', W 84° 42.051'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 49' 38.28" N, 84° 42' 3.0600000000001" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1975 Hwy 98 W, Carrabelle FL 32322, US
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