The 2014 Florida Panhandle Lighthouse Challenge has been cancelled.
Uncertainties regarding the relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse have caused the representatives of the five Panhandle Lighhtouses to make this decision. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience that this decision has caused.
The St. Joseph Historical Society, keepers of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, have received a combination of government funds and private grants for the relocation of the historic lighthouse from the eroding shores of Cape San Blas to firmer ground on the bayfront in Port St. Joe. They have received bids for the move of the lighthouse, two keeper's dwellings, and the fuel house. They are still in need of additonal funding. They hope to determine a plan of action in the near future.
We extend a special thank you to two of our sponsors, the Franklin County Tourist Development Council and the Gulf County Tourist Development Council, who had already commited funds to support the 2014 Challenge. We appreciate their confidence in this event, and hope that they will consider support of the Challenge in the future.