The Civil War: Loss & Peril on the Forgotten Coast - Carrabelle History Museum

Carrabelle, Florida

Starts: 10:00am

Presented by the Carrabelle History Museum -from the Look, Listen & Learn Series: The Civil War: Loss & Peril on the Forgotten Coast

Free and open to the public, presenter will be historian and author Dale Cox, Saturday, May 20, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 501 St. James Avenue (US 98), Carrabelle, Florida.

Explore why May of 1863 was a perilous time to be on the Forgotten Coast with two major tragedies – the explosion of the warship “CSS Chattahoochee” on the Apalachicola River and the hurricane that hit the coast between Apalachicola and St. Marks. The CSS Chattahoochee was the most powerful operational Civil War warship to cruise the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint River system and the deadly explosion that wrecked this warship was Florida’s greatest naval disaster of the Civil War.

For more information, contact: Tamara Allen, Carrabelle History Museum, at 850-697-2141 or