View of the Jupiter Inlet lighthouse - Palm Beach County, Florida

View of the Jupiter Inlet lighthouse - Palm Beach County, Florida


Image Number

  • c630023

Year

  • 1963

Date Note

  • Photographed in July 1963.

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse took seven years to build due to delays from silting of the inlet and the Third Seminole War. Designed by George Meade, who became a famous Civil War general, the 105-foot tower was lit in 1860 but Confederate sympathizers disabled the light in 1861. Activated again in 1866, its beacon could be seen from 25 miles at sea. A 1928 hurricane smashed one of the first-order Fresnel lens bulls-eye and disabled the generator. The 16-year-old son of the keeper turned the light manually for two days, even though the tower swayed 17 inches from vertical. The repaired bulls-eye still works today and may be seen by visitors.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 5 x 4 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 37355.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Hackett. View of the Jupiter Inlet lighthouse - Palm Beach County, Florida. 1963. Black & white photoprint, 5 x 4 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/58414>, accessed 13 February 2016.

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Hackett. View of the Jupiter Inlet lighthouse - Palm Beach County, Florida. 1963. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 13 Feb. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/58414>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Hackett.)