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HILLSBORO INLET LIGHT

State: FLORIDA
Location: NORTH SIDE HILLSBORO INLET
Nearest City: POMPANO BEACH
County: BROWARD
U.S.C.G. District: 7
Year Station Established: 1907



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1907
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1974
  • Foundation Materials: IRON PILING
  • Construction Materials: IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: LOWER THIRD WHITE/UPPER BLACK
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL SKELETAL W/CYLINDER
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 137
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER BIVALVE, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1907
  • Present Optic: SECOND ORDER BIVALVE, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1907
  • Height of Focal Plane: 136
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL "BARBIER, BENARD ET TURENNE" LENS PUT BACK INTO OPERATION
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1907
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: FRAME GARAGE (1907), RECREATION QUARTERS (1907), FRAME CREWS' BARRACKS(1907), GENERATOR BUILDING (1942)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/COAST GUARD HOUSING & GUESTHOUSE

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #79000661
Name of Listing: HILLSBORO INLET LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:



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