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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

Website: http://www.jupiterlighthouse.org
Email: visit@jupiterlighthouse.org

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

Notes:
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.

Museum?
For hours and details see http://jupiterlighthouse.org/jupiter-lighthouse_hours.php

Directions:
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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