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One Of Our Historic Landmarks Is In Need Of Repair!

Posted by Cindy Spee on Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 3:39pm.

When the Jupiter Lighthouse was built in 1860, it was the only structure between Key West and Titusville. Today it is one of only 13 lighthouses of its kind in the country. It is one of Palm Beach County’s historic landmarks and it is in need of repair. The roof of the Jupiter Lighthouse is showing signs of corrosion. The nonprofit group, the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, is aiming to complete phase one of the roof repairs by December. A fundraiser will be held in November. For more information about how you can donate go to www.jupiterlighthouse.org. The following are some upcoming events:
Lighthouse Sunset Tour
October 19, 2016
6:00pm - 7:15 pm
Time varies by sunset. Take in the spectacular sunset views and witness the Jupiter Light turning on to illuminate the night sky. Visitors get an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watch room. Tour time approximately 75 minutes, $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, RSVP required, 561-747-8380 X101. Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time. Children must be at least 48” tall to climb the tower.
Hike Through History
November 5, 2016
8:00am - 10:30am
Discover the topography and natural history of Jupiter’s National Conservation Lands historic site. This 2 mile trek passes through historic points of interest on the 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. The hike departs from the flag pole at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum and is weather dependent. Program is open to adults and children-minimum age 5, ages 13 & under must be accompanied by an adult that is at least 18 years old. Hiker’s footwear, active wear, a hat, and a full water bottle or canteen should be carried. Admission is free but space is limited-RSVP required 561-747-8380 x101.
Lighthouse River Rendezvous
Perfect Party in Paradise,
November 19, 2016
6:00pm - 9:00pm
It’s the “Must Attend” for your November social calendar in Jupiter! Rendezvous with all your friends at this sparkling waterfront festivity. You and your guests will love the live music, delectable hors d’oeuvres from Jupiter’s top restaurants, enjoy fine beer and wine, and magical silent auction. This Friend-Raiser supports the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. All tickets are non-refundable. Limited Tickets: $75 per person. Each ticket will include a copy of the 2017 Lighthouse Photography Calendar being launched at the event. Call 561-747-8380 x101 for tickets.

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