November 24th, 2012 by Photo by Colin Hackley
It is a short stroll from the beaches of St. George Island to the lighthouse, which was rebuilt after it collapsed in 2005.
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November 20th, 2012 by Photo by Colin Hackley
The Crooked River Lighthouse was built on the mainland after storms destroyed three lighthouses on nearby Dog Island.
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John and Mary Fort survey Dog and St. George islands from atop the Crooked River Lighthouse.
Illuminated by a full moon, the Crooked River Lighthouse shines bright. The current lamp has the flash pattern of the original.
A reconstruction of the Crooked River Lighthouse keeper’s quarters was built in 2009. It holds exhibits and a gift shop.
U.S. Highway 98 rolls just below the Crooked River Lighthouse. Prior to its 1935 construction most supplies arrived by boat.
The original lens for the Crooked River Lighthouse is on display at U.S. Coast Guard headquarters in New Orleans.
After 138 steps up a spiral staircase you get a glimpse of the sky from the top of the Crooked River Lighthouse.
An acrylic lens replaces the original and, innovative for the time, fourth-order fresnel optic that was custom-built in France.
The Crooked River Lighthouse near Carrabelle has served as an aid to navigation since 1895.
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