Sing a song of Lanark

Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 11:22 AM.

The magnolia grove surrounding the inn was fenced to keep out feral hogs roaming in the surrounding country. The property contained cottages that housed the help.

The summer cottages outside the compound were on three sand streets with board sidewalks. When vacationers came to their beach cottages, they often brought cows and chickens to provide milk and eggs and penned them in the yards.

The inn was the center of activity in the little colony. Each day, mail call was held in the lobby after the train passed through to Carrabelle. There was dancing in the evenings, sometimes with live musicians transported by the train or by boat.

During the day, there were bridge games. In the cool of the evening, people gathered along the dock or in the pavilion to chat, socialize or swim.

 

1899 hurricane flattens Carrabelle

On August 1, 1899 disaster struck the resort. at around 4 a.m., when the second tropical storm of the season made landfall directly over Carrabelle as a Category 1 hurricane.



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