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Jupiter Inlet postcard face - click to enlarge

Jupiter Inlet postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Jupiter Inlet

State: FL
Year established: 1860
Latitude: 26 deg 56 min 54 sec N
Longitude: 80 deg 4 min 54 sec W
Height above sea level: 146 feet

Original construction:
current 108-foot conical red-brick tower

1866: relighted after extinction in 1861

extinguished 1861 - 1866; electrified in 1928; automated in 1987; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
group flashing white twice every 30 seconds (0.1-second flash, 7.7 seconds dark, 0.1-second flash and 22.1 seconds dark), visible for 25 nautical miles

More information:
McCarthy, Kevin, Florida Lighthouses, (Gainsville, FL: University of Florida Press, 1990), pp. 33-36
Holland Jr., F. Ross, America's Lighthouses: Their Illustrated History Since 1716, (Brattleboro, VT: The Stephen Greene Press, 1972), p. 128
U.S. Department of Homeland Security / United States Coast Guard, Light List, Volume 3 Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coast, Little River, South Carolina to Econfina River, Florida, (Washington, DC: GPO, 2004), p. 7