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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

A picture of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse in Florida.

Jupiter, Florida is known to be the home of one of the brightest Hollywood stars and also a home to the country’s brightest coloured lighthouses. Burt Reynolds lived in an expansive farm in Jupiter throughout his career. Jupiter’s ostentatious light station lost it glory and reputation just like Burt. Between 1999 and 2000 the expensive restoration work began for Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, which was bright fire engine red in colour. The colour was changed from bright fire engine red plastic wrap paint to more subdued brick red colour paint.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was built on top of a mount which elevated for forty six feet. With an area covering a flat terrain for miles, the mount seems like a glitch. The archaeologists found shells and pottery pieces at the tower’s base at some stage in the excavation at the time of the 1999-2000 restoration work. It was then found out that these pottery and shell pieces dated back to 700 AD. Five hundred tonnes of building material was collected and shipped across the Indian River inlet which lies around 35 miles north of the Fort Jupiter Reservation, once the plans for the lighthouse was completed. The material was then supplied by shallow outlined scows that carried the supplies across the Indian River bar. And from then it was transferred through a narrow, crooked water channel from where it finally reached the construction site. This was just one of the out of the blue difficulties in building the lighthouse. Public tours to Jupiter Inlet Light Station are conducted even today which began from 1994. The oil house has now transformed into a museum and the room outside the station is now a gift shop and an assembling point for the tours.

As a unit of the motivation program designed to boom the economy, in 2009, $1.1 million was kept apart for the natural area. These funds were equally divided between the maintenances of the light station and restoration of the habitat area. The interior of the tower are to be painted and the neighbouring oil house will be completely renovated. Soon wooden overlooks, walking pavements and signal posts will be installed at the site.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Upper Area

A picture of the upper part of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

 

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Base

A photo of a view looking up the side of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

 

The Welcome Sign At The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse 7 museum welcome sign.

 

A Background Featuring The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

A blurred look at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse in the background.

 

Sunset At The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

The sun is setting behind the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

 

Evening At The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

The moon shines bright at night at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

 

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse In Black & White

An old black and white photo of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.

  1. Dawn DeGeorgio Said,

    Do you have any photos of when the lighthouse was painted black and white striped for a short while?

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