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JUPITER INLET LIGHT

State: FLORIDA
Location: LOXAHATCHEE & INDIAN RIVER JUNCTION
Nearest City: JUPITER
County: PALM BEACH
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1860


Jupiter Inlet Light
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1860
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1987
  • Foundation Materials: OYSTER SHELLS
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: RED W/BLACK BASE & BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 108
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, REVOLVING FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1860
  • Present Optic: FIRST ORDER, REVOLVING FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1860
  • Height of Focal Plane: 146
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL "HENRY LEPAUTE" LENS STILL IN OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (BURNED 1927)

Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, CEMETERY

Current Use: MUSEUM IN OIL HOUSE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD/LOXAHATCHEE RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: WWW.LRHS.ORG

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #73000597
Name of Listing: JUPITER INLET LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1973

Miscellaneous:
BUILT BY MAJ. GEORGE MEADE; LIFESAVING STATION ESTABLISHED NEARBY IN 1886



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