The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1995 and is no longer an active light. It had a fourth order lens which was removed in 1976 because of mercury seepage. The lens was built in 1894 by Henri LaPaute in Paris, France. The lens is currently on display at the U.S. Coast Guard's District 8 Headquarters in New Orleans. The two keepers' cottages were sold to private individuals in 1964 and moved from the grounds of the lighthouse. One has since burned.
The Carrabelle Lighthouse Association (CLA) was organized in July 1999 to preserve, restore, and open the lighthouse to the public. At that time the lighthouse was owned by the U.S. Coast Guard, but had been deemed surplus property. Through the efforts of CLA the deed was transferred to the City of Carrabelle in August 2001. The Carrabelle Lighthouse Association manages the Keeper's House Museum and gift shop, open Thursday - Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00pm. The public is invited to climb the lighthouse for $5.00 per person every Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
The lighthouse is approximately a mile west of Carrabelle on the north side of Hwy 98. Watch for signs on U.S. Hwy 98.
For information contact the Carrabelle Lighthouse Association at:
P.O. Box 373
Carrabelle, Fl 32322
Email: sea_lght @yahoo.com
Keeper's House Museum Tour buses welcome. Please phone ahead for large group 850.697.2732
Other Crooked River Lighthouse Resources
Crooked River Lighthouse Lens
Lighthouse Friends information on Crooked River Lighthouse
Internet Public Library information on Crooked River