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Name: Jupiter Inlet Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Jupiter, Florida, United States

Location: North side of Jupiter Inlet, Atlantic coast.

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Managing Organization:
Loxahatchee River Historical Museum

Telephone: 561-747-8380


Contact Address Information:
500 Captain Armour's Way
Florida, 33469, United States

This lighthouse was designed by Lt. George Meade, who later was the general in command of the Union forces at the Battle of Gettysburg. A restoration of the lighthouse began in 1999 and was completed in April 2000. Hurricane Jeanne did some damage to the tower in 2004; repairs were completed in late 2005.

Tower Height: 105

Height of Focal Plane: 146

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 30 seconds; range 25 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Red, conical brick tower with black cast iron lantern.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Oil house.

Date Established: 1860

Date Present Tower Built: 1860

Date Automated: 1987

Optics: 1860: First order Fresnel lens (still in use).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, museum.

Open To Public? Yes.

For hours and details see

From I-95, exit Indiantown Rd. East, then turn left/north at US Highway 1.  Turn right/east at Beach Rd.  Turn right into Lighthouse Park. Free admission and parking.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Thomas Twiner (1860), Jose "Joseph" Francisco Papy (1861), August Oswald Lang (under Confederacy), James Paine (under Confederacy), William B. Davis (1866-1869), James Armour (1869-1908), Joseph H. Moss, Joseph A. Wells (1908-1919), Thomas Knight (1919), Charles Franklin Seabrook (1919-1946), Edmond Louis Arruda (Coast Guard, 1947-1948)


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