Distant view looking between palm trees toward the Jupiter Inlet lighthouse - Palm Beach County, Florida

Distant view looking between palm trees toward the Jupiter Inlet lighthouse - Palm Beach County, Florida

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Title

  • Distant view looking between palm trees toward the Jupiter Inlet lighthouse - Palm Beach County, Florida

Image Number

  • c801773

Year

  • 19--

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.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 2 x 2 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 37360.

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