Lighthouse doc a work of heart


Port St. Joe native Lisa Curry and her fiancé Clayton Long have begun work on a documentary chronicling the saving and relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse.

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 09:32 AM.

Her home base might be Los Angeles, but Lisa Curry still has a phone number that begins with the area code 850.

“There are a lot of people out here who still have phone numbers with their home area codes,” Curry said. “You get a sense of where people are from, where their roots are.”

Curry’s are planted firmly in Port St. Joe, a 2002 graduate of Port St. Joe High School, the daughter of prominent local physicians Tom and Betty Curry.

When a request for qualifications and bids for a documentary about the saving and relocation of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse came along, Curry and her fiancé Clayton Long saw an opportunity.

“(Port St. Joe) is a place I love and a place I have always loved,” Curry said by phone from the Los Angeles apartment she and Long, who will wed in Port St. Joe next year, share.

“We feel lucky and very fortunate to be able to do this documentary.”

The documentary is being funded by a $125,000 BP grant won by the city of Port St. Joe.

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