Archive for November, 2012

Photo: Cape St. George Light

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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Photo: Crooked River Lighthouse

The Crooked River Lighthouse was built on the mainland after storms destroyed three lighthouses on nearby Dog Island.

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Photo: Crooked River Lighthouse

John and Mary Fort survey Dog and St. George islands from atop the Crooked River Lighthouse.

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Photo: Crooked River Lighthouse

Illuminated by a full moon, the Crooked River Lighthouse shines bright. The current lamp has the flash pattern of the original.

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Photo: Crooked River Lighthouse

A reconstruction of the Crooked River Lighthouse keeper’s quarters was built in 2009. It holds exhibits and a gift shop.

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Photo: Crooked River Lighthouse

U.S. Highway 98 rolls just below the Crooked River Lighthouse. Prior to its 1935 construction most supplies arrived by boat.

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Photo: Crooked River Lighthouse

The original lens for the Crooked River Lighthouse is on display at U.S. Coast Guard headquarters in New Orleans.

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Photo: Crooked River Lighthouse

After 138 steps up a spiral staircase you get a glimpse of the sky from the top of the Crooked River Lighthouse.

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Photo: Crooked River Lighthouse

An acrylic lens replaces the original and, innovative for the time, fourth-order fresnel optic that was custom-built in France.

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Photo: Crooked River Lighthouse

The Crooked River Lighthouse near Carrabelle has served as an aid to navigation since 1895.

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