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Shipwrecks of Dog Island

The Carrabelle History Museum is excited to announce the grand opening of a new exhibit on “Shipwrecks of Dog Island.”

This exhibit will explore Dog Island’s rich maritime history, with special focus on shipwrecks that resulted from the Category 5 direct hit, the “Carrabelle Hurricane” in 1899. Dog Island was a safe harbor for European explorers, smugglers, fishermen, and lumbermen. In 2018, Hurricane Michael uncovered parts of two ships that were wrecked during the 1899 event.

An original video featuring expert underwater archaeologist Chuck Meide describes the process of identifying the sunken ships. This exhibit curated by Joan Matey is the first to be installed in the museum’s refurbished upstairs.

Please note that the upstairs currently can only be accessed by stairs and is therefore temporarily not accessible to those with mobility issues. An elevator has been funded and will be installed by summer, 2023. In the meanwhile, a special video program will make it possible to learn about the Shipwrecks of Dog Island exhibit from downstairs to accommodate all visitors.

The exhibit will then become a permanent installation. There is no charge for admission but donations are gladly accepted.

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October 12, 2022
December 10, 2022
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