Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
According to the Lighthouse Friends.com website, there are 31 or so lighthouses in Florida. After reviewing the list I'm surprised at how many I've seen over the years from Pensacola, to St Augustine, to Key West. Even more surprised at how many I've climbed. Nearly all the ones available to the public.

One of my favorites is the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Beautiful, brick, lighthouses were built for only a short moment in time in this country and will never be built again. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was a  technological and logistical wonder for it's time in the 1850's. Falling into disrepair, this lighthouse was rescued and restored in 2000. I visited soon after for the first time but forgot my camera. I promised myself I would return one day and finally kept that promise last weekend - camera in hand.


This is probably the easiest lighthouse to visit in one of the most stunning locations in Florida. It is hard to believe this lighthouse was built in the wilderness as an outpost. Now it's dead center in some of the highest priced real estate in Florida. Not only is the lighthouse fully restored, there is a nice little museum included in the admission price. If you are not interested in that, bring a lawn chair and watch the boats, kayaks, and paddle boarders pass by.

I am pretty proud of my photos from this trip and I have them posted on Flickr. Take a look and let me know what you think. Even better, if your have photos of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse you are proud of, post a link in the comments.




4 comments:

  1. I'm a sucker for lighthouses ... and luckily, with such a huge coastline, there's lots to see downunder! Is it wrong to fantasize about living in one??!!

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  2. @Red - Now that they have the new fangled electric light and you don't need to haul whale oil to the top all night long it might be OK.

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  4. That is a beautiful lighthouse. Love the picture of the prism on the step, that is a great moment perfectly captured.

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