Built in the 1860’s, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is a natural entry point onto the Jupiter River and the Intracoastal Waterway at Jupiter, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Each year, hundreds of recreational and commercial vessels transit through the Inlet to a leisurely cruise along the coast or to the Caribbean Sea for serious deep sea fishing.
Designed by U.S. Army General George Meade, who later won acclaim on the battlegrounds at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
This lighthouse has guided ships of all sizes and types safely through the inlet for over 150 years and survived many hurricanes and tropical storms that typically plague the southern coast of Florida during the summer months.
Equipped with the world renowned French-designed Fersnel lens, a small amount of light can be magnify light to guide ships at sea as far away as fifteen miles from the the coast,